Monday, May 04, 2009

Fiji Expulsion from Forum Bites

Watch the tyrant spill his bull! Frank Bainimarama must be removed!
Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwN7zgNUV7Y
Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTmTUlni7GU&feature=related
Part 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZbg05uNipY&feature=related
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Sanctions against Fiji may sour sugar aid
May 3, 2009
Rowan Callick, Asia-Pacific editor May 04, 2009

Article from: The Australian
FIJI faces economic sanctions from international bodies such as the European Union, which provides $70 million a year in sugar subsidies, after it was suspended from the Pacific Islands Forum.
The suspension, imposed after Fiji failed to schedule elections for this year, is the strongest action the Pacific forum has taken in its 38 years.
New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully said he expected other bodies, including the 53-nation British Commonwealth, the EU and the UN to follow the forum’s lead and isolate Fiji further.
European commissioner Louis Michel said after Frank Bainimarama abrogated Fiji’s constitution last month that if the Fiji Government honoured a pledge to hold elections this year, the EU would continue to provide financial support to rescue the sugar sector and help restore the national economy “at a time when global economic prospects are becoming increasingly difficult”.
But Mr Michel said recent developments in Fiji were unacceptable. “Commitments must be respected,” he said.
The British Commonwealth has formed a ministerial action group on Fiji, which in March gave the Pacific nation a six-month deadline to restore democracy or face full suspension of its membership. This appears certain to be triggered at the group’s next meeting, in London in September.
Commodore Bainimarama disregarded the Pacific forum’s deadline of May 1 to announce elections this year, believing at least one island nation would veto the move to suspend Fiji.
The Fijian strongman does not plan to hold elections until 2014, saying an election this year would restore the “racist” government of former prime minister Laisenia Qarase, whom he deposed in a coup in 2006.
Commodore Bainimarama flew to Bali last week to attend the Asian Development Bank’s annual meeting in an bid to demonstrate his regime’s international credibility, and has not been in Fiji since it was suspended.
Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, the Acting Prime Minister, responded to the suspension by stressing Fiji’s bilateral relations, saying Sri Lanka’s high commissioner to Canberra had recently flown to Suva to present his credentials there.
Mr Sayed-Khiayum - who is also Minister for Justice, Electoral Reform, Public Enterprises, Anti-Corruption, Tourism, Trade and Communications - said at the weekend “no suspension can sever” Fiji’s “ties with our brothers and sisters in the Pacific”.
He said the Government was ready to talk with those “who are willing to see the reality on the ground in Fiji”. And Commodore Bainimarama has written to the EU seeking to “re-engage”.
Pacific Islands Forum chairman Toke Talagi, the Prime Minister of Niue, said on Saturday, confirming the suspension: “A regime which displays such a total disregard for basic human rights, democracy and freedom has no place (in the forum).”
The Fiji regime, which is extending its emergency regulations, hopes China will put a floor under its sinking economy.
The Fiji dollar was devalued by 20 per cent last month, and international credit rating agencies Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s have downgraded Fiji’s ratings since April 10.
Commodore Bainimarama, who has intensified the militarisation of the regime since April 10, was recently awarded the country’s highest honour, the Companion of the Order of Fiji, by President Ratu Josefa Iloilo.
His 55th birthday was celebrated last week by troops bringing cake and champagne to his home. This coincided with the forced retirement, due to collapsing official revenue, of 1612 public servants who had reached 55.
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,,25423948-25837,00.html
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Maori party co-leader Tariana Turia should not be fooled by Frank & Co
May 3, 2009
Dear RFNTVNZ news reports Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia proposal for the Maori King and Dr Sharples (Maori Party co-leader) to visit Fiji. I fear that very few Maoris have tended to fully grasp the Fiji issues. In fact Pacific Islanders in New Zealand also tend to show a similar misconception of the Fiji issues. In fact there is a general belief on their parts that Bainimarama is championing indigenous rights.
I fear if FB is dismissive of his on High Chief the Turaga na Roko Tui Bau - a modern highly qualified professional chief and advocate of multiracial and non-discrimination style governance, alas, I shudder with thoughts what FB is likely to do/say to the Maori King and Dr Sharples? Need we be further shamed by FB and his band of fools and floundering executive circle?
Sadly, Maoridom and i-Taukei interaction is at best nil, consequently the Maoris have tended to take Fiji coups at face value. Granted they have been grappling with their own Kawanatanga battles over decades Maoridom perception of Fiji coups are just that excepting the late Matiu Rata and Dr Ranginui Walker. If the visit proposal is to be constructive it needs to be informed or enlightened by Sir Paul Reeves and others not necessarily Maori. Well intentioned as it is, it must be precautionary in order to save both Fiji and Maoridom (PM John Keys insists such a visit can only be endorsed if taken in their private capacity) embarrassment.
Blogger
Watch here http://tvnz.co.nz/politics-news/turia-believes-maori-could-help-fiji-2698427/video
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No chinese money for Aiyaz and Frank
May 3, 2009
By ulukaukau
Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum’s naïve response to Frank’s illegal military governments suspension from the Pacific Islands Forum (not Fiji the State), over the weekend, stating that he would ‘source alternative arrangements’ for financial and technical assistance to fill any void, will definitely not come from the triads now.
Why? Well I thought we had mentioned that in our posting on the 22nd of April, that the International Community would play musical chairs because of our insignificance.
Over the weekend, Australia launched its Defence White Paper outlining its plan to invest AUD 104 billion dollars over the next 4 years with its main expense being the acquisition of 12 submarines.
This money could have funded the Fiji government budget, all things being equal, for 100 years!! Can you see Aiyaz and Frank how Small you are?
The timing of this launch, although officially “…not aimed at any particular nation…”, could be said to have come in direct response to the Chinese Navy’s ‘harmonious display’ and its ‘global peace outreach’ at its 60th Anniversary in Qingdao a few days ago, including its global expansion plan mentioned in our 18th April posting of a Chinese Navy Base in Fiji.
Will China put its money where its mouth was and do as a minimum; all those lovely things alluded to in our 17th April posting on its Foreign Policy Dilemma when it attended the swearing in of our Illegal Vice President?
Well, as expected, rumblings from Beijing are emerging to the effect that it will not ruffle the feathers of its prosperous economic relationship with Australia.
Thus, Aiyaz and Franks illegal military regimes pipe dream of looking North is crumbling before their very eyes.
So I suppose Aiyaz and Frank will just have to rely on their Egyptian connection from Terrorist Central!!
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A tentative list of Frank’s replacement
May 3, 2009
By buddhaa747
RFN we were just wondering who would become the next tyrant should Frankie die of natural causes?
A tentative draft list is as follows:
1. Apakuki Kurusiga2. Epeli Ganilau3. Epeli Nailatikau4. Esala Teleni5. George Langman6. Iowane Naivaluruua7. Jioji Konrote8. John Mara9. Jona Senilagakali10. Mohamed Aziz11. Mosese Tikoitoga12. Neumi Leweni13. Paul Manueli14. Pio Tikoduadua15. Pita Driti16. Samuela Saumatua17. Sitiveni Qiliho18. Tevita Mara19. Viliame Naupoto
After all this is our shadow government, is it not?
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FTIB CEO Annie Rogers resigns after being pushed out by Francis Narayan
May 3, 2009
By a sources
CEO of FITB has resigned and walked out.
It is well known around the offices of FTIB that the Chairman (Francis Narian) has pushed her out.
Things are not as they seem at FTIB, he is getting rid of several staff.
Suspicious that the last CEO only lasted a few months and resigned, now this new one is going.
What the hell is going on at FTIB the public have a right to know?
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Adolf Sayed Khaiyum must stop treating Fiji like his fiefdom
May 3, 2009
Bloggers, when we were fighting George Speight in 2000 the illegal legal wannabee was busy writing letters to the editor against the Fiji Muslim League from Hong Kong in 2000.
What he was telling the Fiji Muslim League applies to him - in the appointment of Ahmadiya Muslims in strategic positions, and his own brother as a propagandist for the illegal regime.
Let this dog bark - his days are numbered and be assured, he will be travelling to the Hague in the future.
Meanwhile, he is what the impish schoolboy said in 2000 against the Fiji Muslim League in 2000:
“Most Muslims in Fiji know that certain officials treat the [Fiji Muslim] League and its branches as their own little fiefdoms. Fiefdoms, where nepotism is known to be rampant at most times; where certain families and individuals have reigned as executives literally for decades; where children and families of well-to-do officials benefit from scholarships which were and are meant for poor students; where chairs of numerous committees are held by single individuals; where businessmen and business interests are over represented; where women,the youth, various provinces and other denominations are either underrepresented or not represented at all; where appeals to religious dogma and unity are utilized in response to queries of administrative/financial discrepancies and where certain individuals view the League merely as a means to acquire access to power, influence and ultimately money - all under the guise of “protecting Muslim interests.” “Indeed the absence of proper representation, transparency, accountability and ultimately legitimacy also plague other local institutions in contemporary Fiji.“The executive of the League cannot and does not represent the political opinion, views, philosophies of individuals or the bulk of Muslims in Fiji. These self appointed guardians do not speak for the masses. Therefore, the current administration and all Fiji Islanders must understand and recognize the majority of Muslims who believe in basic human decency, justice, democracy and constitutionalism reject the idea of separate seats and/or a review of our Constitution.”
Aiyaz Sayed-KhaiyumUniversity of Hong KongHong Kong
Hei moron - RFN says you do not represent Fiji but yourself and your goon boss
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Duvuloco released
May 2, 2009
We can confirm that Duvuloco has been released.
His family members our sources spoke to say he was released after being detained by Frank & Co. for more than a week.
Duvuloco who was later admitted to the Colonial War Memorial Hospital suffered from chest pains while held in police custody.
He was accused of distributing pamphlets written in the fijian vernacular urging native Fijians to put a stop to all the madness.
The notice was distributed to all villages across that troubled state.
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Response to Aiyaz Khaiyum’s diatribe
May 2, 2009
By Jean D’Ark
My response to Aiyaz Goebbels Khaiyum’s hallucinogenic diatribe against the Pacific Forum:
“The announcement was made via a press statement without any formal notification by the Forum.”
THE 2006 COUP WAS CONDUCTED VIA FIAT DECISION OF THE COUP PLOTTERS WITHOUT ANY PERMISSION FROM THE PEOPLE OF FIJI.
“The Forum and its Chair have chosen to ignore the circumstances in Fiji and the willingness of our IJI!
Government, the willingness of Fiji to engage in a constructive and meaningful manner.”
THE FORUM AND ITS CHAIR HAVE NOT “IGNORED” FIJI’S PURPORTED WILLINGNESS TO ENGAGE - THEY HAVE MADE A JUDGMENT THAT THE REGIME IS, IN FACT, NOT WILLING TO REALLY ENGAGE AT ALL. GIVEN THAT THE REGIME’S BRITTLE PROMISES AND CALCULATING VERBIAGE ARE SUCH A POOR GUIDE TO WHAT THEY WILL OR WILL NOT, ACTUALLY DO, THE FORUM HAS CLEARLY DECIDED IT IS BETTER OFF NOT PAYING ATTENTION TO THOSE. AND LIKE ALL NORMAL HUMAN BEINGS, IT HAS INSTEAD CHOSEN TO JUDGE THE REGIME ON ITS ACTIONS, RATHER THAN ITS WORDS. DURING NEARLY TWO YEARS OF LIAISONS WITH THE FORUM MINISTERIAL CONTACT GROUP, THE REGIME COULD NOT PRESENT A SINGLE CONCRETE AND INVESTIGABLE BARRIER TO 2009 ELECTIONS. IT BROKE ITS WORD TO THE FORUM LEADERS ON ITS OWN MARCH ’09 ELECTIONS TIMETABLE, SNUBBED TWO LEADERS’ MEETINGS, AND THUMBED ITS NOSE AT THE FORUM’S NEGOTIATIONS DEADLINE.
“The statement also falsely refers to so called breaches of basic human rights, democracy and freedom under a military regime. Again such inaccurate statements do not lend credibility to the analysis and conclusions arrived at by the Chair.”
HOW THEN DO YOU DESCRIBE THE UNCHARGED AND UNJUSTIFIED DETENTIONS OF EDWIN NAND, DORSAMI NAIDU AND ILIESA DUVULOCO ALL ABOUT? WHAT MANNER OF CONTORTED LOGIC CAN KHAIYUM OFFER AS TO WHY THESE WERE NOT CONSIDERED TO BE A BREACH TO THEIR BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS OF FREE EXPRESSION OR ASSOCIATION?
“The untenable proposition that elections should be held at any cost immediately, even under a flawed system is not only patronizing but demonstrates a lack of commitment to true democracy and sustainable parliamentary representation.”
DEMOCRATIC ELECTIONS ARE NOT ABOUT ENDORSING A PARTICULAR ELECTORAL SYSTEM OR NOT. THEY ARE ABOUT DETERMINING WHAT THE PEOPLE THINK OF WHAT IS GOING ON? CONCEALED JUST BEHIND KHAIYUM’S STONEWALL OF EXTRA-PLANETARY PROPAGANDA IS THE CONCEITED ASSUMPTION THAT “WE KNOW BEST”. WELL – LET US SEE IF THE PEOPLE AGREE. OR ARE YOU AFRAID THAT THE PEOPLE WILL PUT TWO-AND-TWO TOGETHER, AND EQUATE FIJI’S CURRENT DIRE STRAITS WITH THE REGIME’S APPALLING DECISION-MAKING THAT PRECEDED IT?
“The purported suspension of the Prime Minister, Ministers and officials from all meetings and arrangements by the Forum and stopping Fiji from benefiting from any new financial and technical assistance is short sighted. What this in effect means is that Fiji and her people are being targeted.”
THE PURPORTED SUSPENSION OF FIJI’S CONSTITUTION IS SHORT SIGHTED. WHAT IT MEANS IN EFFECT IS THAT FIJI AND HER PEOPLE HAVE BEEN PUNISHED, AND HAVE BEEN STRIPPED OF THE GUARANTEE OF THEIR BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS, FOR NOTHING!
“As to the actual ramifications of the ceasing of new financial and technical assistance, the Government shall carry out its own assessments and source alternative arrangements. We have access to countries and multilateral agencies that may wish to provide assistance to fill in any void.”
HAH! ACCESS THROUGH WHERE? KOREA? AND WHERE TO? IRAN? NORTH KOREA? LET’S WAIT FOR THE AMBASSADORIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS OF SUPPORT THEN, SHALL WE? OH, AND BY THE WAY, WHAT DOES P-A-R-A-I-A-H SPELL?
“Such a suspension of course is unprecedented for the Forum. Fiji, following the 1987 coups did not have elections for 5 years yet there was no suspension. The rationale behind the overthrow of the Bavadra government and the subsequent actions of the then new government were most dubious to say the least. Yet there was no suspension.”
THAT IS BECAUSE FIJI WAS LED BY A CREDIBLE PM WHO ACTUALLY WAS TRYING TO GET US BACK TO DEMOCRACY, WHO NEVER MISLED TO FORUM, AND WHO EVENTUALLY CAME UP WITH A CREDIBLE ROADMAP. ALSO, THE EXCUSE THAT “IT WAS NOT REALLY OUR OWN CONSTITUTION” WAS STILL FRESH BACK THEN. THERE IS SIMPLY NO COMPARISON WITH THE CURRENT REGIME.
“In contrast this Government has an agenda of reforms that are based on universally accepted principles and values, of equal citizenry, equal suffrage, eradication of systemic corruption and transparency …”
BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH… ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS, JOSEF! WHAT YOU HAVE IS A PRETEXT WITH WHICH TO BASH EVERYONE OVER THE HEAD EVERY TIME SOMEONE QUESTIONS YOUR ACTIONS, OR YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS, OR YOUR REAL MOTIVES! WHY ARE YOU SO UPSET THAT EVERYONE EXCEPT GRAHAM DAVIS CAN SEE THROUGH IT?
“This punitive action of suspension poses a challenge to the Pacific spirit and Pacific Way. The Pacific value for inclusiveness and understanding is now under threat by the actions of the Forum.”
WHAT CHALLENGES THEN ARE POSED BY COUPS. OR LAW-BREAKING? HOW HAVE YOU GUYS DEMONSTRATED WITHIN FIJI EVEN ONE IOTA OF THE KIND OF INCLUSIVENESS AND UNDERSTANDING THAT YOU EXPECT FROM THE FORUM?
“The … Government of Fiji is … committed to and shall continue to implement policies to eradicate systemic corruption. It shall engage with all countries based on respect, dignity and co-operation…”
QUICK - SOMEONE GET A SHOVEL! FIJI IS BEING DROWNED IN BULLSHIT!
“(The Government) … shall liberalize the economy to rid the system of years of neglect, to create better investment and employment opportunities – all, with the view to ensure that the citizens of Fiji benefit by way of lifting their living standards, providing better health and education facilities and accessibility and sustainable livelihoods…”
CAN’T DO ANY OF THAT WITHOUT MONEY, UNDERSTANDING, INTELLIGENCE, THE RULE OF LAW, AN INDEPENDENT AND COMPETENT JUDICIARY, A FREE PRESS, AND A CONFIDENT PRIVATE SECTOR. THE REGIME NOT ONLY LACKS ALL OF THE ABOVE, IT LACKS A CREDIBLE PLAN TO GET ANY OF THEM, TOO.
“The Government and the people of Fiji have very strong ties with our brothers and sisters in the Pacific. No such suspension can sever those ties. Fiji is part of the Pacific and the Pacific is part of Fiji.”
YAWN… PLEASE JUST CONTINUE YOUR IGNOMINIOUS MARCH OFF INTO INFAMY. AND SPARE US THE JINGOISTIC DRIVEL!
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NZ high comm to be targeted
May 2, 2009
With the rumour of a retaliation by Frank & Co. on Australia with the expulsion of their high commissioner to Fiji, James Batley, New Zealand is expected to be treated with the same vile.
We predict the Fiji based New Zealand high commission will also be targeted by Frank & Co.
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Auzy high commissioner likely to be sent home by Aiyaz
May 2, 2009
There are speculation that Australian high commissioner to Fiji, James Batley, will be told to pack up and leave his Tamavua home.
This is in the midst of Frank & Cos suspension from the Pacific Forum that was announced yesterday.
Observers say Frank and Aiyaz will retaliate in some way or form predicting that the most likely tit-for-tat reaction will be the sending home of James Batley.
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Is Frank Bainimarama here or somewhere else?
May 2, 2009
These are pictures taken at the 42nd meeting of the board of governors of ADB at Bali International Convention Centre.
Can you spot the pip squeak Frank somewhere?

Check behind the plaque somebody .Frank must be hiding there!
ADB President asking, “Who told tyrant Frank Bainimarama to attend my meeting?Tell him to eff off home!!!”
The registration lobby a few minutes before fart wart Frank Bainimarama walked in - everybody deserted him!!!!
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Aiyaz says suspension regrettable
May 2, 2009
Reported by AFPFiji has been told there is no place in the world for a regime which displays “such a total disregard for basic human rights”.
The remarks came as the country was suspended from the 16-nation Pacific Islands Forum Saturday.
Suspension from the regional bloc, which represents the common interests of Pacific island nations, came as a forum deadline lapsed for Fiji coup leader Voreqe Bainimarama to set a date for democratic elections this year.
“It is with considerable sorrow and disappointment that I confirm the suspension of the current military regime in the Republic of the Fiji Islands,” said forum chairman Toke Talagi.
“This difficult decision, agreed unanimously between all forum leaders at our retreat in Port Moresby on January 27, 2009, responds to Commodore Bainimarama’s failure to address constructively by May 1, 2009 the expectations of forum leaders to return Fiji to democratic governance in an acceptable time-frame.”
In a response issued nearly 10 hours after the suspension announcement, Fiji described the move as “regrettable” and refused to budge on its reform blueprint which rules out elections for five years.
“It is regrettable for a number of reasons,” Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said as Fiji became the first nation suspended in the 39-year history of the forum.
The “untenable proposition that elections should be held at any cost immediately, even under a flawed system, is not only patronising, but demonstrates a lack of commitment to true democracy and sustainable parliamentary representation”.
Sayed-Khaiyum said the forum “has chosen to ignore the circumstances in Fiji” and claimed its stand reflected the views of the two regional powers, Australia and New Zealand.
Bainimarama - who overthrew the elected government in a 2006 coup - has since tightened his grip on power and last month declared there would not be elections until 2014.
He also tested the resolve of the forum saying on Friday he did not believe it would carry out its threat of suspension.
But Talagi said the suspension was particularly timely “given the recent disturbing deterioration of the political, legal and human rights situation in Fiji” since last month when a court ruled Bainimarama’s reign was illegal.
The military regime responded by sacking the judiciary, scrapping the constitution, censoring the news media and guaranteeing itself five more years in power.
“A regime which displays such a total disregard for basic human rights, democracy and freedom has no place in the Pacific Islands Forum,” Talagi said in a statement, adding the suspension took immediate effect.
Economist Biman Prasad, from the Fiji-based University of the South Pacific, told Radio New Zealand the suspension was likely to be more harmful to the region than to Fiji, given the amount of trade between Fiji and other Pacific islands.
In addition to suspension from the regional forum, Fiji also faces being ostracised by the Commonwealth, which has said it would suspend Fiji by September if no progress is made towards restoring democracy.
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has also warned a lack of democratic principles will lead to Fijian soldiers being cut from UN peacekeeping operations, depriving the island nation of an important source of revenue.
Bainimarama, who insists he has broad popular support at home, has consistently shrugged off international criticism and defended his decision to impose emergency rule and keep a lid on any challenges to his authority.
He sees Fiji as beset by divisions between the majority indigenous population and the ethnic Indian minority and has vowed to reform the electoral system before holding elections.
http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,,25420679-5012752,00.html
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Graham Davis pro-coup propaganda conspiracy exposed
May 2, 2009
By fijidemocracynow
The circumstances surrounding our dictator’s protracted absence from the country to attend a two-day meeting strongly suggest his overseas jaunt has another purpose altogether.
So what are the circumstances?
First, Bainimarama departed Nadi international airport on Korean Air Flight No. 138 at 9 a.m. on Wednesday 29 April.
But the annual meet of the Governors of the Asian Development Bank, the stated reason for his trip, is not being convened in Bali, Indonesia, until 2.30 pm on Monday 4 May, with a second session the following day.
The second circumstance is a little less obvious, but looks very much like one of the dictator’s favoured smokescreen tactics.
In this case the smokescreen came in the form of an elaborate media package of press and television interviews that was secretly put together in Suva well ahead of his departure, but not released until nearly a week later.
The package, consisting of newspaper articles and a 30-minute television interview, was produced by media company Grubstreet, best known for staging the 2007 and 2008 Asia Pacific Screen Awards.
The television component of Grubstreet’s package was released exclusively to the Sky satellite channel, but not until Friday 1 May, the deadline date for suspension of Fiji by the Pacific Islands Forum.
The main headline to come out of the interview was the dictator’s call for a summit with the leaders of Australia and New Zealand.
Needless to say, his suggestion met with a profoundly negative response, but Bainimarama’s name was all over the regional media, as he no doubt intended.
Meanwhile, in our own heavily-censored media, there’s been no indication of how long our dictator will be out of the country, let alone reports or photographs of any of his activities since he boarded Korean Air flight No 138.
The only stories, misleadingly datelined 1 May, were a couple of pickups taken from the television interview that was pre-recorded a week earlier.
So where has Frank been all this time?
Our money is on another hospital visit, in all probability a follow-up to the one he made in India last month.
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Shaista Shameem’s wikipedia article needs serious updating by truth-telling bloggers
May 2, 2009
Hi there
I have noticed that wikipedia Article on Shaista Shameem does not say much about her coup involvement.
It would be great if more people patrol wikipedia and write more and actually what these people are involved in.
Cheers
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Frank and Aiyaz underestimated the Pacific Forum Leaders
May 2, 2009
The young ambitious but poisonous Aiyaz Khaiyum was the first to claim that the Pacific Island Forum Leaders will not be able to suspend Fiji from the forum because it has never been done before.
A few days after that, his stupid fool boss Frank started using the same line to try and give some optimism to his crumbling empire.
Both have been spectacularly wronged as the Pacific Forum Leaders went right ahead with their PNG meeting resolution to suspend Frank & Co., NOT Fiji, if they don’t commit to an election timetable by the end of 2009.
Now with their defeated eyes flapping nervously, Frank and Aiyaz know that they have become the biggest enemy of the state.
The pissed off Lt Colonels at QEB and the increasing rumblings emanating from the angry masses is something they are fully aware of.
They know someone has to pay for their treasonous act and that someone is pointing back at them.
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Coup supporter Riyaz Khaiyum not reporting Fiji’s suspension from Pacific Forum
May 2, 2009
Fiji’s radio station, FBC, led by Aiyaz Khaiyum’s brother, journalist Riyaz Khaiyum, is the only media outlet in Fiji breaking all sorts of pro-Frank & Co. news to its listeners.
But today, it has remained silent on Fiji’s suspension from the Pacific Forum.
Riyaz Khaiyum has instead, continued to put a spin on FBC’s ex-Chairman, Daniel Whippy and a fellow ex-board director, Kapadia’s court case initiated by Riyaz himself with FICAC.
Riyaz had compiled and filed a complaint against the two ex-directors accusing them of obtaining money using forged documents.
Our insiders say Riyaz worked with his bro Aiyaz in their latest attempt to throw their vindictive mud at some of Fiji’s established businessmen and executives.
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Evidence that FHL is selling its lucrative bluechip Fosters shares for doomed BP buyout non-refundable deposit
May 1, 2009
In a previous thread, we broke the news that FHL had approached Fosters to sell their lucrative Fosters shares that earns them a cool no-sweat $1.5million dividend receipt every year.
Here is proof of what we revealed to you many moons ago….. which Sereana Qoro, Colonel Aziz Mohammed, Isoa Kaloumaira and the FHL board directors didn’t want their shareholders to know.
FOSTER’S Group has taken its stake to almost 90 per cent in a company that owns breweries and distilleries in Fiji and Samoa.
Foster’s said it would pay $FJ40 million ($24.9 million) or $FJ13.26 a share for Fijian Holdings’ 29 per cent stake in Foster’s Group Pacific Ltd (FGPL).
Foster’s currently holds 60.6 per cent of FGPL.
The move comes after Fijian Holdings Ltd (FHL), an investment company, approached Foster’s with a view to offloading its stake in FGPL. The transaction is earnings per share accretive but will not be material to Foster’s financial position, the company said in a statement.
The purchase of FHL’s stake is being undertaken by Foster’s subsidiary, Foster’s Australia.
The transaction is subject to approvals by the Capital Markets Development Authority in Fiji, the South Pacific Stock Exchange and Reserve Bank of Fiji.
Foster’s said the transaction would simplify the ownership structure of FGPL and provide it with greater flexibility over the management and investment in the business.
FHL has a portfolio of 24 investments and will reinvest the funds in new opportunities, managing director Sereana Qoro said.
Ms Qoro, along with Jaoji Koroi, will step down from their FGPL directorships when the transaction closes.
Foster’s shares closed down 10c at $5.18.
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/business/story/0,,25415439-36418,00.html
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Coup leader has shed his claims to be spearheading reforms
May 1, 2009
Letter to The Editor - Extracted from The Australian Newspaper
In an interview with Fiji’s coup leader in The Australian ((‘Dictators Plea to Kevin Rudd’, The Australian, 1/5), Graham Davis reports that . Was this an acknowledgement by Bainimarama that the real reason he has suspended elections until 2014 is because he does not have political support? If so, he has undermined the core argument of the very person who was interviewing him: Graham Davis Until now, the coup leader’s sympathisers – like Graham Davis – have argued that Australian and New Zealand pressure on Fiji to hold elections was unwarranted because it was necessary to change the electoral system first (‘Dealing with the Dictator’, The Australian 16/4). Like Bainimarama, Davis claimed that Fiji’s communally-based voting system was itself responsible for perpetuating racial polarization. ‘Qarase and his ilk’, Davis wrote (quite wrongly) ‘can only be kept at bay if the electoral system is changed from one that favours indigenous Fijians to one that gives every vote equal weight’. This was also given by Davis as a reason for opposing international pressure on Fiji to return to the polls: ‘Why is Australia and the rest of the international community insisting on an immediate expression of the public will when Fiji’s electoral playing field is yet to be levelled?’ Those of us who oppose the coup never believed this justification. Many of us support changes to the electoral system, but not under the barrel of a gun (see also Firth, letter 17/4, Robertson, letter 18/4). Now that Mr. Bainimarama has abrogated his country’s constitution, he cannot use the excuse of seeking political consensus around his reforms to the voting system to explain long delays before an election. While the constitution was still in force, it was at least conceivable that the regime needed time for political dialogue, which would then enable a constitutional amendment within the law. Now nothing prevents a decree to immediately introduce a new voting regime. So why the delay before elections? It is because the 57% indigenous Fijians would, as the Commodore told Mr Davis, support the government he ousted 29 months ago. What of the 37% Fiji Indian population? At the last elections in May 2006, four out of every five of the Fiji Indians backed the Labour Party, whose leader this week told The Australian that Bainimarama’s government is ‘autocratic and dictatorial’ (27/4). In other words, we are now at a very dangerous point in Fiji’s history – where a military coup leader has shed his claims to be spearheading systemic reform, and acknowledged that his seizure of power is nothing but a naked power grab.
Jon Fraenkel
Senior Research Fellow
Australian National University

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