Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Accept Melanesian way says Somare

Report by : Elenoa Osborne
PACNEWS, Wednesday, July 07, 2010

PNG Prime Minister Sir Michael Somare has told Melanesian Spearhead Group leaders to accept Fiji’s chairmanship of the MSG-Plus meeting this month.

This is after doubts were raised about Fiji’s chairmanship of the upcoming meeting to be held from the 22nd to 24th July in Nadi.

Sources told PACNEWS that Somare urged MSG Leaders to respect and understand that Melanesia has a unique way of doing things.

Sir Michael called on the goodwill and understanding of Leaders of the MSG nations to be united in resolving any differences, the Melanesian Way.

Questions on Fiji chairing the MSG Summit were raised in relation to the powers and responsibilities of the Summit leaders, including the chairmanship.

It is believed that external powers outside of the MSG tried to influence the decision.

Bainimarama has invited small island states to be part of the MSG meeting.

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by Siuliasi Daunitutu
  • Mr Somare, all countries and different races do things differently from each other, but they all need to do them within the boundaries of Constitutional Law. Once they get out of this perimeter then it doesn't matter where in the world you are geographically placed, you are a rogue element that will not contribute to mankind positively, as you are not bounded by law in your undertakings.

    The Bainimarama government is illegal and as such should not be projected as the Melanesian way of doing things, as majority of us would like to have an elected government, a Constitution and basic human right. If you condone what Bainimarama is doing, by all means get him to move over to PNG and bring his army with him to give you a taste of what the Fijian people are going through.

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