Archive for the ‘regime instability’ Category

A shit storm ahead

April 30, 2014

It looks like the new Police Commissioner from South Africa will be flying into a hurricane force shit storm when he lands.  A deputy Commissioner of Police has just been sacked by an Acting Commissioner.  The reason given, insubordination.  There’s no mention of any kind of due process.  Just ‘My Way or the Highway’, the normal modus operandi of the Bainimarama regime.  And to make matters worth, we now have the loud mouth Chief of Operations, Rusiate Tudravu, declaring that the Fiji Police Force already has the numbers it needs to manage the election which they say they can hold on one day.  Is this going to be an excuse to bring in the army to help the police man the polling booths on election day?

Radio Fiji 29 April 2014 Deputy Police Commissioner sacked

http://www.fbc.com.fj/fiji/19505/deputy-police-commissioner-sacked

What happened to Tikoitoga?

January 30, 2014

Khaiyum has just appointed a new Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Housing Authority and the Public Rental Board but no mention is made of why the former Chairman, Mosese Tikoitoga was replaced. Is it because he’s going to stand as a candidate in the elections? Or is he out of favour with Frank? Another victim of the backstabbing that is the standard operating procedure of the Bainikhaiyum regime? Khaiyum forced out Sam Saumatua, so we shouldn’t be surprised if another military man, who might mistakenly think he can make his own decisions, is forced out.
Fiji Sun January 29, 2014 Housing Authority gets new chair
http://www.fijisun.com.fj/?p=200457

Why can’t Bainimarama found his party

September 24, 2013

Bainimarama, has told Fiji media he will have a political party by April next year. April next year? He gave existing political parties just weeks to get themselves registered, jumping through all his hoops, but he can take however long he likes. He claims very good people have asked to join the party but he hasn’t given us any names. We can assume that he will be the leader, but who else will be in it and why can’t we know? Is it the Khaiyum factor? Is he afraid to reveal whether the despised Khaiyum will be part of his party? Or is that Bainimarama wants to delay his stand down from the position of Commander. Is there no-one he can trust to take command?

Radio New Zealand 23 September, 2013 Bainimarama political party to be formed by April next year

FPF turmoil continues

September 23, 2013

Coup Four Point Five has been told Assistant Police Commissioner Biu Matavou gave chase to a police vehicle which passed his private vehicle and when he caught up, walked up to a Constable in the driver’s seat and said: “Is this the way to drive, you fucken Indian”. Coup 4.5 said a complaint was made but it has been swept under the carpet. It’s hard for us to know the truth about all this – who said what exactly – but one thing is absolutely clear: the Fiji Police Force is riven with conflict and division based on race, suspicion, corruption, rumours, and a complete inability to have allegations discussed openly in the media. It started with Teleni and it’s still going strong. A force that was being moulded into a professional effective policing body under Commissioner Andrew Hughes has been turned into a hot-bed of politics and back-stabbing.

Coup 4.5 September 18, 2013 Racism allegation shows Bainimarama Constitution full of false bravado
http://www.coupfourandahalf.com/2013/09/racism-allegation-shows-bainimarama.html

Coup 4.5 September 21, 2013 Action on racist allegation as Fiji police chief takes leave
http://www.coupfourandahalf.com/2013/09/action-finally-taken-on-racist.html

Barefoot bias?

August 16, 2013

Jyoti Pratibha, West Editor of the Fiji Sun, has written a very strange story in the regime rag’s Coconut Wireless – “So the Citizen’s Constitutional Forum’s annual report 2012 is out. Interesting choice of picture on their cover of departed and now irrelevant constitution commission chair Professor Yash Ghai walking barefoot in the rain. Certainly shows where their bias is.” WTF??? Is being barefoot a sign of bias? Does it indicate an unhealthy identification with the common people? Or is Yash Ghai a symbol of bias? He was selected by Bainimarama (well Bai’s puppeteer) to be the INDEPENDENT chairman of his Constitutional Commission. No-one else had any say about who would be on the Commission. And then their draft report was burned by the regime and the new draft prepared by Khaiyum alone.

Torture cops walk free

August 14, 2013


Naivalurua is up to his neck in a criminal cover-up

Two police who were charged with three counts of unlawful supply of illicit drugs after marijuana exhibits went missing from Nabua Police Station in May last year have walked free after the Magistrate said there was no evidence. One of the two, Amani Bosenawai, was one of the police identified in the notorious torture video. Yet again the smell of something not right is wafting around. Does Bosenawai’s knowledge of the names involved in the torture video and the cover-up by Naivalurua mean that his silence has to be bought?

Radio Fiji Aug 13, 2013 Former CID officers free, court dismisses case
http://www.fbc.com.fj/fiji/12841/former-cid-officers-free,-court-dismisses-case

Coup 4.5 March 9, 2013 Cops behind Fiji prisoner beating not so clean themselves
http://www.coupfourandahalf.com/2013/03/cops-behind-fiji-prisoner-beating-not.html

Bainimarama sitting on the constitution

August 13, 2013

First Bainimarama refused to translate the Constitution into Fijian, and now he says he’s changed it, but he’s refusing to release the new draft claiming that he has to translate it into Fijian before he can even show us what the changes are. He’s hoping he can sneak the new constitution in without anyone having any say. That’s the way it’s been from the start. He chose his own Constitutional Commission, then he burned their draft. Then he said we could have a Constitutional Assembly, but he refused to name who the members were, and now he’s sitting on a new draft constitution, refusing to show us until the last moment before he declares he’s imposed it on us.

Fijilive August 12, 2013 New Constitution expected by month end
http://fijilive.com/news/2013/08/new-constitution-expected-by-month-end/54661.Fijilive

Is the regime still the “lesser of two evils”

August 12, 2013

Despite his past services to the regime, CCF Chief Executive Officer, Reverend Akuila Yabaki, has been hit hard by Judge Calanchini. He has been hit with a fine of $20,000 and he and CCF have been ordered to pay $5000 direct to Khaiyum’s own office. This judgement shows what a hypocrite Khaiyum is. He was elected by nobody, his decrees have not been passed by any Parliament, and all judges have been hand-picked by him and subject to sacking if they do not do what he says. The suspended prison sentence means that one more comment from Yabaki and he will go straight to prison. For years Akuila Yabaki gave the regime the benefit of the doubt, making all sorts of excuses for their oppression of others, now he’s enjoying a taste of what it feels like. FDN wonders if it still feels like the “lesser of two evils” and more like pure evil.

Fiji Village: 10/08/2013 CCF and Yabaki convicted and fined

Welcome to the blogosphere

August 9, 2013

The regime has announced that 55 police posts around the country will now have internet services. With that they’ll be able to access all Fiji Freedom Blogs. FDN welcomes this but wonders if this a trap to uncover police reading all the forbidden news on the blogs. So go for it, but “take care out there”.

Fiji Village: 08/08/2013 55 Police Community Posts to have internet service soon
http://www.fijivillage.com/?mod=story&id=0808132d85df025fa00ace397db3d0

They’ve just seen the writing on the wall

August 8, 2013

It’s looks like this unhappy pair are staring at the writing on the wall for 2014. What does this say? Election means restoration of rule of law and a one way trip to Naboro for both of them?