Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Fiji Labour Party challenges Bainimarama rule

Radio New Zealand International - 7 June 2010

The Fiji Labour Party says the interim prime minister should hold a national referendum to give legitimacy to his claims that people want elections deferred beyond 2014.

Last week, Commodore Frank Bainimarama said the people of Fiji were urging him to delay his election plans.

He said people were happy with the regime’s focus on infrastructure development, agriculture, tourism, health and education.

But the Labour Party leader, Mahendra Chaudhry, says the feedback his party is getting is quite different

“People are quite disillusioned with the ever escalating cost of living hitting them hard. They would like to return to normality. They would like elections and constitutional rule. They want to be free to speak up, they want media freedom and at the moment they feel oppressed.”
Mahendra Chaudhry says there should be inclusive political dialogue to move towards early elections, but he says this is not happening at the moment.

Fiji Labour leader says perception regime preparing to again delay elections

Radio NZ International - 07 June, 2010 

The leader of the Fiji Labour Party says there’s a perception the interim prime minister’s claim that people want elections deferred beyond 2014 is paving the way to delay elections beyond that date.

Last week, Commodore Frank Bainimarama said the people of Fiji were happy with the regime’s policies and were urging him to delay his election plans.

But the Labour Party says the Commodore should hold a national referendum to back up his claims, as the feedback it’s received is quite different.

The party’s leader Mahendra Chaudhry says people are suffering economically and want a return to normality.

Mr Chaudhry says in some circles the prime minister’s statement is being seen as preparing the ground for a further postponement of elections.

“Well that’s the general perception here, a lot of our people and I believe in international circles too, they’ve been rather skeptical about whether we will have an election in 2014.”
Mahendra Chaudhry says there is support for early elections and for inclusive political dialogue.

Comments posted on Matavuvale.com
  • '...people of Fiji are urging him to delay his plans for elections by 2014...people are happy with the government's ...instead of condemning him, foreign leaders and former Fiji residents who oppose his government should talk with the people on the ground.'

    These are LIES.

    10 Ways To Tell If Illegal Fiji PM Voreqe Is Lying
    1.Watch Body Language
    Derrick Parker, a 20-year veteran of the New York Police Department and co-author of Notorious C.O.P., says to look for physical clues, especially sweating and fidgeting.
    2.Seek Detail
    Liars' stories often lack detail, says Lindsay Moran, a former CIA officer and author of Blowing My Cover: My Life as a CIA Spy. Her solution: Push your subject for particulars. The more minutiae a liar has to provide, the more likely he is to slip up.
    3.Beware Unpleasantness
    "Liars are noticeably less cooperative than truth-tellers," found psychologists Bella M. DePaulo and Wendy L. Morris in a review of studies on deception. "Liars also make more negative statements and complaints than truth-tellers do, and they appear somewhat less friendly and pleasant," they write in The Detection of Deception in Forensic Contexts.
    4.Observe Eye Contact
    A subject's failure to make eye contact is often sign of deceit, say both former NYPD officer Parker and former CIA agent Moran.
    5.Signs of Stress
    Look for dilated pupils and a rise in vocal pitch. Psychologists DePaulo and Morris found that both phenomena were more common in liars than truth-tellers.
    6.Listen for the Pause
    Forced to make up a story on the spot, most speakers will take a beat or two to collect their thoughts.
    7.Ask Again
    Police interrogators often ask suspects to repeat their stories, and listen for inconsistencies to ferret out lies. But be careful: "Smart people maintain the consistency of lies better than dumb people," says psychologist Robert Feldman, a professor of psychology at the University of Massachusetts.
    8.Beware Those Who Protest Too Much
    Someone who consciously is trying to make you think he's honest--for instance, by injecting the phrase "to be honest"--may be lying. Most people assume they will be trusted most of the time. If someone expects otherwise, take a moment to ask yourself why.
    9.Know Thyself
    One reason liars succeed is that listeners don't really want to know the truth, says psychologist Feldman. So be honest with yourself about what it is you want to hear. You may wish to believe that a trusted employee didn't have his hand in the cookie jar. But does his story actually make sense?
    10.Work on Your Intuition
    "Good human lie detectors, if there are such persons, are likely to be good intuitive psychologists. They would figure out how a person might think or feel if lying in a particular situation, compared to telling the truth, then look for behavioral indications of those thoughts or feelings," write psychologists De Paulo and Morris.
  • Considering the number of tall tales you've already spun ratu suguraki, why don't you give this one a fair go and take it to the polls to prove your theory? Or at least a referendum as suggested by Mr Chaudhry.
  • But of course he won't as he knows that he will e exposed as a liar and fraudster. Yes, we do talk to the people on the ground and they do not support the lies that you and your propaganda machine are spreading. Why can't you start with removing the PER so people can say what they really think, instead of your current approach of bribery through district development for those that support you and nothing for those who dare to oppose your illegal regime.
  • Isa, my nameshake had quickly forgotten about the petition signed by more then 600,000 people on the ground earlier this year.The majority have been silenced for long, and I presume that the time is running out for this illegal Government to forcefully rule our beloved Fiji.The condemination of this illegal regime should never stop until he is defeated and destroyed.
  • He won't take it to the poll because he knows Naboro Jail is still waiting. We all know that out of all men living on this earth he is the most scariest whenever jail is mentioned. The problem is his mouth is too big but his a-spot is much bigger then anyone's imagination.
  • What a life is to be tortured with fear while you are still very much alive.My nameshake has a number of armed bodyguards escorting him everywhere he goes.I presumed that he does not have a good sleep in the night as his stupid brain works tirelessly to plan for his bleak tomorrow.He does not have any freedom to move wherever he wants because of fear.He is not a man enough to stand up and conqurer his fear and bear the consequences of his actions.He is even scared of his own shadow,and that is the sign of his ending.
  • An illegal government born with lies will never tell the truth about its thoughts and actions on anything, either now nor in the distant future.This just continues and confirms a pattern of behaviour which has become well established, particularly over the last three years of dictatorship. The unelected illegal PM and corrupt military commander with a history of cover-up, falsehoods thinks he is doing what the country wants, and cannot see or accept that he is doing what he wants as he retreats further and further into his own little stalinist world.
  • Foreign governments looking at us have every right to condem what has happened here in Fiji as incompetent, dishonest and undemocratic because that is exactly what this illegal government and its leader has shown itself to be.How much more damage can he do to this country before he is kicked out . Our standing in the world is already at rock bottom .This corrupt commodore will go down with the sinking ship and take all with him unless the people of Fiji with the international help find a way to stop him.

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