Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Letter to Illegal Fiji regime

Sai Comment:
  • Copy this letter and send to Voreqe in Fiji, your local MPs, or your representative in your electorte or voting district whereever you are in the world.
  • Feel free to modify it as your own to communicate your position or lobby for support from your government where you are in the world against the illegal regime in Fiji.

May God Bless our Beloved Fiji and its People.

Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama
C/- Captain Viliame Naupoto
Permanent Secretary
Office of the Prime Minister
Republic of the Fiji Islands
S U V A.

Dear Commodore,

Abrogation of the 1997 Constitution of the Republic of the Fiji Islands.


Ni sa bula vinaka. I write to raise my very strong concern and condemnation of the President Ratu Josefa Iloilo’s abrogation of the 1997 Constitution of the Republic of the Fiji Islands, made on the 10th of April 2009.
I would also like to inform you that your acceptance of the role of Prime Minister is illegal and could seriously implicate you in any future investigation.
Please quit while you’re ahead and return to the Citizens of Fiji what rightfully belongs to them, the leadership of the Country through their parliamentary representatives.
Let me remind you of the Chandrika Prasad Case of 2000 when you tried to abrogate the 1997 Constitution.
The Fiji Court of Appeal later confirmed the finding of Justice Anthony Gates in the High Court that the Constitution was not abrogated because you had no right to do it.
Likewise a court would rule against the President’s abrogation of the Constitution on the 10th of April 2009 because a precedent has been set. Let me frankly advice you as a fellow kinsman of Tailevu and Bau that you have been given bad legal advice and that you should sack your Attorney General.
Please get a new legal team or seek a second opinion from a more experience lawyer. That is, if you care for your future and cherish the time where you will one day enjoy the quite comfort of retirement with you beautiful wife and grandchildren.
You have been given an exit strategy by the Fiji Court of Appeal in its ruling on the case of Qarase and Others v Bainimarama and Others of the 9th of April, 2009.
Please use it and return to the Military Barracks. I wish to categorically state to you in simple words that the 1997 is still alive. It is still beating in the pulse of the long suffering people of Fiji. It maybe lying dormant now and suffering silently with the people but one day, like the legendary Phoenix, it will rise from the ashes of Fiji that you are burning. It will then be used with the Penal Code to prosecute you and lock you up for the rest of your life if you don’t quit now and give the leadership back to the People of Fiji.
Please respect the law and its due process. The law has taken its course and if you have any sense of patriotism left, then ensure that it is respected. Finally, let me remind and quote to you from the 1997 Constitution of the Fiji Islands preamble that said,
“WE, THE PEOPLE OF THE FIJI ISLANDS,SEEKING the blessing of God who has always watched over these islands......................... WITH GOD AS OUR WITNESS, GIVE OURSELVES THIS CONSTITUTION”.
Tikina, please read this and ponder it carefully, the 1997 Constitution was created by the people of Fiji via their parliamentary representative and only they via their parliamentary representative can amend it.
Section 190 to 193 (Chapter 15) deals with amendment only and is silent on abrogation. Therefore, it could mean that no one, not even Parliament can abrogate the Constitution.
I trust that you would think very deeply about what I have written to you in this letter and please note that this is an open letter that will be circulated publicly so the World may know the counsel I have given you today.
Usaia Peter Waqatairewa ASA
Fiji Democracy & Freedom Movement - Sydney

1 comment:

Children of Fiji said...

Excellent Sai. Keep up the great work for the Fiji people and those of us that love Fiji.