In the same week that the Video of Shame hit the internet the regime announced the appointment of Nazhat Shameem as Fiji’s very first Goodwill Ambassador for Women. This is the same Shameem who connived in the coup, helping to dress their ousting of the Chief Justice as legal so that the judiciary would not stand in the way of the illegal seizure, and said nothing when people who protested the illegal actions were hauled up to the QEB to be beaten and abused. This included women but this champion of women said nothing, just as she had said nothing about the Video of Shame. Mind you, the idea of such an appointment is a good one (and long overdue), but why denigrate it with someone like Shameem? There are far more worthy candidates. Her appointment is a set-back for the rule of law and the protection of women.
Fiji Live March 06, 2013 Shameem is Goodwill Ambassador