The Fiji Police Force have been told their services are not needed at polling stations and they are still waiting to be told if they are needed to protect the ballot boxes. The issue has been raised by Police Commissioner Bernadus Groenevald but he is still waiting for an answer from the Supervisor of Elections. Like all decisions about the elections it looks like Saneem is waiting to be told what is to happen, but the question is: is he waiting for the Commission to decide key policy issues or is he waiting for Khaiyum? Only the Commission has the power to direct him.
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What would we do without him? Khaiyum as acting PM has stepped in to solve the problem of “water woes”. He seems to have forgotten that Water Authority of Fiji is his baby as Minister for Public Enterprises and has been for years. He’s blaming “the old culture of not being service focused”. Has he forgotten that he’s the Minister for Public Enterprises, running everything for years, sacking people, issuing orders, and letting nothing escape his interference. And it was over four years ago WAF took over all responsibility for all water issues. According to the WAF website it was going to take two years to change the culture and make things work properly. So why does he need to interfere as Acting PM when he’s already been running every aspect of water for more 4 years.
Fiji Times June 09, 2014 A-G steps in to solve water woes
The mastermind of the new constitution and the elections el supremo, Khaiyum, has vowed to make sure next year’s elections are held on a single day and the votes are all counted within 24 hours. It looks like the whole event will take place inside Khaiyum’s lair. The whole process will be under his control. With one big electorate there’s no way voters can relate to what’s happening. There will be no transparency. He says the results are all going to be fed into some computer programmed by people working to him. Where is the transparency? What independent observers will there be?
Fiji Times September 03, 2013 24 hours
We were promised that there would be protection for iTaukei land, but this is what Khaiyum gives us:
“28.- (1) The ownership of all iTaukei land shall remain with the customary owners of that land and iTaukei land shall not be permanently alienated, whether by sale, grant, transfer or exchange, except to the State in accordance with Section 27.”
The regime’s Land Bank can take iTaukei land and lease it to anyone they choose for whatever rents they want for 99 years to 999 years. There is no protection for iTaukei land.
Fiji Leaks have exposed some of the dodgy dealing behind the “purchase” of the A330 planes by Air Pacific/Fiji Airways. The planes are owned by a mysterious front company called Waqavuka Financing Ltd in Ireland. A blogger called Amoeba says the three directors of Waqavuka have up to 400 directorships with other shell companies just like Waqavuka. The purpose of this is not clear, bu the fact that it was hidden from sight tells us there’s something to hide. Is it hidden commissions? Is it to allow the banks who financed the deal to simply fly the planes away if one payment is missing? Let’s not forget no investor wants to have a contract that is subject to Fiji law and therefore the manipulation of Khaiyum. The one thing we can be sure of is that there’s something to hide.
Fiji Leaks 27 August 2013 SCAM IN THE SKY?: FNPF “loaned” millions to Air Pacific (Fiji Airways) to BUY new Airbus but WHY are the planes owned by Waqavuka Financing Ltd in Ireland and leased to Air Pacific/Fiji Airways?
Khaiyum claims that the revised constitution guarantees ownership of iTaukei land, but the facts speak for themselves. Khaiyum devoted only 82 words to protecting iTaukei land, but he devoted almost 500 words to the provisions regarding immunity. This includes a whole lot of words saying the Constitution can never be amended to repeal any provision of immunity. Likewise, there can be nothing to “infringe or diminish the effect of any provision” to give immunity. Finally, the constitution says that no change can be made to “repeal, infringe or diminish the effect of” constitutional provisions for changing the constitution.
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.
They say Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) has withdrawn from its proposed investment in BeMobile but former Vodafone Fiji executive, Raj Deo, has been appointed acting chief executive of Bemobile PNG. FNPF Chairman Ajith Kodagoda has been talking in riddles – “the Bemobile share subscription agreement was not completed” – “certain conditions critical to the achievement of the business plan projections were not met”. The one thing we know about Bainikhaiyum dirty dealing is they keep us in the dark and do whatever they like.
Radio Fiji Aug 14, 2013 Deo appointed BeMobile acting CEO
The two man band that talks ‘inclusivity’
Our puppet President stood before the audience of leaders from Pacific Island leaders governments, NGOs and businesses and declared Bainimarama’s Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) was dedicated to “inclusivity in decision-making”. What a joke!!! The Bainikhaiyum regime can’t even include its own cabinet Ministers in Government. Bainimarama keeps for himself decision-making in Finance, Lands, Public Service, Information, iTaukei Affairs, Sugar, Industry and Mineral resources (to name only some of his portfolios). Khaiyum has charge of Justice, Anti-corruption, Public enterprises, Communication, Civil Aviation, Tourism, Industry and Trade, Local Government, Housing and Environment. Fifteen out of 25 Permanent Secretaries report to Bainimarama or Khaiyum. That’s their idea of inclusivity.
Fiji Sun August 13, 2013 Pacific looks at more inclusive development