Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Justice Marshall's Petition for Bainimarama to Dismiss Khaiyum

"So I petitioned the Prime Minister and the Military Council in a Petition dated 21st June 2012 for the dismissal of the Attorney General." 

The Petition and the supporting documents disclose all the relevant facts.  They can be accessed, perused or downloaded in whole and in part from this website.  My duty is to appraise informed opinion in Fiji of these facts which prove that Fijians are being cheated and are being deprived of justice in their law suits both criminal and civil.

The Petition of William Roberts Marshall QC, SC
Resident Justice of Appeal 
In Fiji since 16th July 2010

1. This petition is addressed to the Prime Minister, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama and to the Military Council.

2. One object of this petition is to explain, with evidence supported by documents, that since 9th April 2009 there have been progressive inroads into the independence of the judiciary which process has culminated since mid-April 2012 in a judiciary which at all levels now does what it perceives is required of it by the Executive. At all levels, judges having heard the evidence, having researched and found the applicable law, and having listened to the submissions of the parties now ask themselves,

"Now what would the Attorney General like my decision and judgment in this case to be?" 

and make their judgment and orders in line with their answer.


3. A second object of this Petition is to persuade you that you should change this Executive policy forthwith. The commendable objective central to your dismissal of the Qarase government in late 2006 was to have a nation where everyone regardless of race are Fijian citizens; where government is inclusive rather than them extractive, multi-racial rather than racist, and honest rather than corrupt. Such a government is transparent in its actions so that its citizens can appreciate its problems and performance. If there is nothing to hide then transparency will be appreciated by informed opinion and that good opinion will trickle down to the grass roots.


1 comment:

Celinda said...

This is great!