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January 26, 2009

Before today (Jan. 20), much has been said about the hopes and dreams, Fiji, as a nation will soon have when the interim PM attends the Pacific islands Forum in PNG, to express to the PIF leaders his plans of reestablishing democratic rule to our beloved country.  Papua New Guinea’s, Sir Micheal Somare was going to shoulder the weight of successfully negotiating with other Pacific Island leaders like Vanuatu and the Solomons “to sort out the situation with interim Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama in the “Melanesian way” at this forum.”

But as history repeats itself, yet again, Mr. Bainimarama, the self-promoted dictator of our country, who did a very selfish and coward thing on December 5, 2006, when he used his guns to depose of our democratically elected government because he alleged that the deposed multiparty was corrupt, had reneged once again on the promise to work with our Pacific leaders to find a solution to our problems. Problems that only he and his supporters have created and twisted for their own self-righteousness.

Isn’t there any capable persons in the interim regime that can coordinate the relief process for our affected citizens while Mr. Bainimarama is away for only a couple of days? Because the forum meeting will, in the long run benefit the people, whom by Mr. Bainimarama’s selfish actions have found themselves in the most dire and sad situation they are currently in.

Is Mr. Bainimarama afraid to be in the presence of elected leaders knowing he is definitely in the wrong here?

There is absolutely no drive on his part to reestablish democratic rule in our country. So, it is up to us, the citizens and friends of Fiji, to now demand a firm plan for the restoration of democratic rule to our beloved country and the return of the military to their barracks where they belong and told never to interfere in our civilian government again.

We should not expect any less than these demands from Mr. Bainimarama.

Vani Veikoso Turkey

SWM  would like to thank Vani for her contribution on the swm lettters to the editor page .

27 Comments leave one →
  1. Viti permalink
    January 26, 2009 3:21 AM

    Thanks Vani!

    The Bainimarama Regime have found themselves caught in their web and can’t get out unless they are prepared to pay the price for the crime they committed on the 5th of Dec. 2006.

    It is a web they have created for themselves and no one else is to blame but themselves.

    They have no choice but to turn the nation into a dictatorship and Bai as the dictator.

    If they wanted to move Fiji forward he would have been anxious to attend the PIF, to discuss with the other Pacific leaders a date for the Elections and come back and allow his illegal Govt to prepare for it.

    Brace yourselves for there will be no Elections – the dictator and his cabinet ministers do not want to spend the rest of their lives in jail.

    To the soldiers if you are reading this, it is in your hands – as your leader King Bai told a reporter; “the ball is in their court” when asked what he thought if Fiji was suspended from the PIF Group!

    Yes soldiers the ball is in your court – to get rid of the pest it has to come from within! We can’t do anything because we haven’t the guns but blog to expose their misdeeds. Don’t worry we will make sure you are looked after just get rid of the pest.

    We will have the freedom to march on the streets of Suva for your amenesty, we will have an unbiased Justice System that will take good care of you and most of all Fiji will once again be moving forward to prosperity. A caretaker can be easily formed under the guidance of intelligent people that have the country at heart.

  2. Peace Pipe permalink
    January 26, 2009 3:22 AM

    Today’s headline in the Fiji Sun reads “I’ll take them on, says AG”. Sounds like a Taliban ready to face his enemies. This twit of a nerd sounds so brave in his turf with soldiers and guns to protect him here but will be quivering and shitting his pants in the meeting. Oh lord better remind Mr Somare to get airfreshners and ventilate the venue properly. What an insult to have Fiji represented by a Taliban. The PIF members may be forgiven for thinking Fiji is somewhere in the Indian Ocean near the Maldives for having the likes of iarse speaking on the pig’s behalf.

  3. Mark Manning permalink
    January 26, 2009 3:23 AM

    It’s as simple as the Military Officers retracting their support for Frank and coordinating his arrest and of all those involved in the coup . The President could sack Frank and appoint a competent Officer as Commander and have that Commander declare Martial Law , but reinstate the Elected Government at the same time . The reinstated Government , could then assemble the Elected Government Ministers and request intervention / assistance from Australia , New Zealand and the other Pacific Island Nations as is permitted under the Pacific Island Convention . All these actions would have to be simultaneous , not after sitting around drinking kava and discussing the next move .
    The problem is trying to find a competent Officer capable of carrying out the necessary arrests etc.

  4. Viti permalink
    January 26, 2009 3:27 AM

    Oh Boy if I wasn’t blogging I would be “inciting trouble” in their eyes!

    Thanks SWM BLOG for enabling us to say what we want when we want!

    As FijiGirl would say: GOD BLESS FIJI

  5. Mark Manning permalink
    January 26, 2009 3:27 AM

    In my view , the crimes committed against the citizens of Fiji since December the 5th. 2006 , should be dealt with by the International courts as crimes against humanity . That’s the only way to prevent this happening again .

  6. Viti permalink
    January 26, 2009 3:34 AM

    Happy Australia Day Mark! What doing today apart from blogging? Have a beer for all of us!

    We will keep our fingers crossed – everything crossed for that matter and hopefully the soldiers are going to meet tomorrow as well to decide on how they are going to get rid of the pest.

  7. Peace Pipe permalink
    January 26, 2009 3:41 AM

    MM the trouble is we have all the pig’s henchmen in all the strategic places. This strategy is working very well in his favor. Its true the current ig is in an illegal status according to the constitution. What’s holding up the regime right now are the soldiers and the guns. Viti is right in addressing the right people who hold the balance of power and can make a change for the better. It wont be a crime to remove these people in the ig since it would be following the process of the law. The ig still have the crime of treason hanging over their heads.

  8. Mark Manning permalink
    January 26, 2009 3:49 AM

    Yes peacepipe , I understand and agree . The rule of Law must be adhered to , even in bringing Frank and Co. to Justice or you might as well keep the dictatorship . A problem I am struggling with in my mind , is how do you separate old views from modern views on Law and order and Justice ?
    If Fijians don’t learn the concept of the rule of Law and the obligations under that rule of Law by all it’s Citizens , then progress will only be until the next despot rises his / her head ! Fijians need to be taught the meaning of and the obligations to , the Rule of Law and the ramifications to trying to circumvent it .

  9. Mark Manning permalink
    January 26, 2009 3:52 AM

    Hi Viti , thanks for that , I don’t often drink , but on the occasions that I do , I drink too much ! The Aboriginal community want to change Australia Day to another date and month as they see the 26th. of January as invasion day .

  10. Lusianna permalink
    January 26, 2009 3:55 AM


    Like Peace Pipe said; you are right in addressing the right people who hold the balance of power and they can make a change for the better.”

    Mark if the soldiers do it for us we won’t need any International Courts Against Humanity!

    It would be easy – to save time and money we change their stupid charter to suit the people’s needs and a clause in there to say no court case but to terminate them by the pest controllers.

    Seriously Mark it can be dealt with in Fiji because we will have an unbiased Justice System.

  11. Viti permalink
    January 26, 2009 5:19 AM


    I did see that and looked into further.

    Read what your opposition leader had to say and thought why isn’t Fiji like this.

    Apparently the Indigenous Australians have been wanting to change the day for a very long time because they view it as “invasion day.” It only came up again when Mick Dodson was chosen as Australian of the Year and said that PM Rudd should reconsider changing the date of Australian Day.

    Mr Turnbull, opposition leader said; “Aust is a wonderful, young and free country and everyone was entitled to express their opinions about anything.

    Australia Day was appropriate and should be celebrated today!

    We never know someone said a Taliban representing Fiji is attending the PIF meeting tomorrow he may tell them that our Fiji Day has been changed to Khaiyum Day!

    They are the boss and unfortunately we have no say in the matter! No say at all! Whatever tickles their fancy goes!

  12. ex Fiji tourist permalink
    January 26, 2009 5:50 AM

    ( Using a time-turner, I managed to sneak a microphone into the meeting room at Port Moresby tomorrow. This is what I heard. )

    Chairman: Welcome gentlemen. Are there any apologies?

    Somare: Frank Banana aahh ah, that fellow from Fiji. He told me he couldn’t come as he was the only one able to deal with their floods.

    Floor: General laughter.

    Rudd: You mean ‘chickenman’.

    Natapei: The dictator!

    Marurai: The murderer.

    Key: The ‘gutless wonder’.

    Chairman: Thank you gents. Now, Somare, I believe you wish to make a statement.

    Somare: Yes, I wish to apologise for my rudeness in attempting to change the date of the meeting. I must admit that, if I had changed the date, I was to be given another holiday house in Australia by Frank Banana aahh ah, that fellow from Fiji. He was going to pay for it from some bank account in Sydney owned by a friend of his called chodopu$$.

    Sikua: And you’re responsible for letting that Moti pervert escape from PNG on a PNG plane on your orders.

    Chairman: Now, now, no bickering, please. Now have we all read the report from the Foreign Ministers delegation to Fiji prepared a few months ago.

    Rudd: I move that Fiji be suspended from PIF.

    Key: I second the motion.

    Chairman: We will take motions after we have discussed the report. Shall we invite in the lackey from Fiji.

    Enter the Taliban terrorist

    hairyarse: Well thank you Chairman and respected gentlemen. As the real PM of ..

    Rudd: Are you the idiot who thinks that we are bullies? Are you the fool who deported the newspaper editors?

    hairyarse: Well, ah. It was like this you se

    Key: You’re the moron who expelled 2 High Commissioners! You’re the fool who writes all of the dictators speeches. Aren’t you?

    hairyarse: You don’t understand…. The high court said that we are legal.

    Chairman: Bullshi… woops sorry there. I got a bit carried away.

    Natapei: Don’t you understand that your jaundiced junta are giving all Pacific Islands a bad name.

    hairyarse: Nobody will listen to us. Well stuff you all. We are never going to have elections so that we can rule for ever. [ Storms out slamming the door ]

    Chairman Well gentlemen, I think that is what we suspected all along. Now, Rudd, do you wish to move a motion; maybe one hinting at military intervention in the failed state.

    ( It was at this point, that my microphone stopped working. )

  13. solivakasamablog permalink
    January 26, 2009 6:04 AM

    Just to clarify some points people talking about the been hacked completely rubish the only access was thru the the blog as we were using a software wordpress 2.7 now its upgraded and its 5.1 the military goons cannot get in to the blog .

    As for the website no one can go thru the wall of security around it not even Bainimarama’s green goons,so therefor every bit of info is safe.

    The only info I would likegive the Fiji military intelligent unit hiring expensive programmers to spent the money on the victims of flood affected areas.

  14. Viti permalink
    January 26, 2009 6:05 AM

    Very good ex Fiji Tourist!

    Waste of time and money because they won’t budge!

  15. Viti permalink
    January 26, 2009 6:17 AM

    No worries solivakasamablog, things are going well here and thanks again to you guys!

    We are focused and discussing appropriate topics each day. No bickering, no personalizing and no power play like little children.

    It is nice to come in here vent our frustrations and even have a laugh now and again.

    The anti SWM are more frustrated than ever – they can’t bear to see our success!

    Keep Up The Good Work SWM!

  16. Viti permalink
    January 26, 2009 6:45 AM

    Here we go, another one of their “see we are good we have sacrificed a day’s pay for the flood victims”

    So they should give the money, they are the only ones being taken care of.

    To make the Military look good was it dollar for dollar $70k Military and $70 illegal govt?

    It is taxpayers money anyway – we are not stupid.

    We are still waiting for the national, natural, relief package from the illegal Govt for the flood victims. Where the heck is it?

    Soldiers give $140,000 to flood victims
    Monday, January 26, 2009

    Update: 2:40PM MEMBERS of the RFMF presented a cheque of $140,000 to the Prime Ministers National Disaster, Relief and Rehabilitation Fund.

    The soldiers gave up a days pay toward the flood victims around the country.
    A government statement said the cheque was presented to the interim Prime Minister.

  17. ex Fiji tourist permalink
    January 26, 2009 8:10 AM

    Good grief! All the jaundiced junta could collect was $600 000; including a compulsory taking from wages above.

    So the world and the people of Fiji have shown the sawn off dictator what they think of him and his so-called relief efforts.

    Then we have major aaahhhaaahhh disaster on TV aaahhhhaa taking about the money being used when the [ ILLEGAL ] pm feels like it and it will be given to folks ‘he’ wants to.

    I guess all those poor soldiers in their nice warm barracks would have suffered at the thought of being sent out into the rain so they will get lots of hot food and bananasinpyjamas will get a $500 000 bonus for all his hard work.

  18. My Beloved Fiji permalink
    January 26, 2009 9:18 AM

    Bula everyone!! May our Alimighty richly bless each and every one of you good or bad…

  19. Peace Pipe permalink
    January 26, 2009 9:27 AM

    A snitch in RFN overheard the pig saying there won’t elections this year next year or even in the next 10 years. This sounds pretty grim to me. Even two year with this fool at the helm is hell. So lets see what the hairy arse gotta say in PoM to the PIF leaders. Would there be any hint of a particular date for election or will there be more deception and vagueness spewed by this insignificant piece of shit iarse. An election date has got to be announced even if March 2009 can be written off due to insufficient time which of course was deliberately caused by the pig himself. I think the pig wants to reset the timeline to cover the 15 months time frame he says is needed for preparation for elections. But 15 months from which starting point. Anyway we all know 15 months is too much time for preparation. Thats why he keeps deferring meeting with the PIF leaders so that the reset date for the start point is prolonged each time to give him and his mob more time in power.

    I dont know why the PIF leaders are soft on this bastard ipm. Thats why he is still hanging on to power because of this courteous diplomacy. They should come down hard on him and aim all punitive actions at him and his illegal govt. There is no problem of being suspended from the forum. The forum could say that it is only suspending Frank and his entourage and not Fiji as a country. It will be slap on his face and will show the pig they are serious. The pig has demonstrated his stubbornness and uncompromising stance so they should play him at his game of hard ball.

  20. Mark Manning permalink
    January 26, 2009 11:47 AM

    Well the paranoia is really setting in now .
    As Frank and Co. realise they have painted themselves into a corner ( with all the cat poo ) .
    But have these clowns heard of the internet and do they really think removing this man from Fiji will help their cause ?

  21. Mozzie permalink
    January 26, 2009 9:17 PM

    Our PM Kevin Rudd will fly out today for Port Moresby to attend the PIF.

    Must be very important to his Govt to return Fiji to democratic rule, not so for your illegal PM.

    Mark – another publisher bites the dust! What next?

  22. Keep The Faith permalink
    January 26, 2009 9:30 PM

    If you’re interested you can read our theory on why the pig is doing all this:

  23. Mozzie permalink
    January 26, 2009 9:58 PM

    Keep The Faith

    Read it but think that Frank is doing all this because he has no way out.

    No doubt he is a dictator and will not step down so to get rid of him it has to come within the military.

    Otherwise other countries will have to take a tougher stance and allow his regime to self-destruct. When that happens than all the people of Fiji will realize this man is no good and together with the rest of the world will then get rid of him.

    Remember at the moment China agrees and is willing to work in with Fiji’s Illegal Junta and while Chaudhry is there you will also have India working in with them.

    Your idea of not suspending Fiji is a good one, let them be accountable always to the PIF. This will allow the PIF leaders to see Fiji’s Illegal Junta’s desires to remain in power to self themselves and not the people of Fiji.

  24. Peace Pipe permalink
    January 26, 2009 10:11 PM

    At last Qarase is doing something good. Its the very thing I have be advocating all along. That is to write letters to all overseas heads to advise them what is really going on and not to believe all the propaganda lies coming from the IG. I had suggested that SWM write to these heads on our behalf to let them know the truth before they listen to the lies from the IG.

    Todays Fiji Sun reports that Qarase had written to all the heads of states to give them updates on what is going on here in Fiji and why the IG is reluctant on having an election. This will help the leaders form the right opinion and make the right decisions.

  25. Mozzie permalink
    January 26, 2009 10:12 PM

    Oooooops meant to say remain in power to serve themselves and not the people of Fiji.

    Very interesting to see Rudd’s reaction. On TV news this morning he didn’t look too happy about attending but felt it was important for him to be there. So much to do here in Aust but he has to leave to deal with a pip squeak.

    I like Kenneth Zinck letter in today’s Fiji Times.


    SINCE when do we send pip-squeaks to meetings?


  26. Lusianna permalink
    January 26, 2009 10:24 PM

    Peace Pipe

    It is SWM’s smart strategies 2009 and yes those letters are going out.

    It is good to be reminded of what is being done in our fight to return our beloved country to democratic rule.

    Yes Qarase should have been writing those letters straight after his govt was ousted as he had no other choice.

    As for us blogging is our best bet and the SWM website because it is being read by a lot of people throughout the world.

    Blog On Ragone!

  27. Peace Pipe permalink
    January 26, 2009 11:35 PM

    Thats good then Lusianna. We have to make our presence felt now as a mouthpiece for the majority of the people in Fiji as our objective is a widespread commonality.

    By the way what is the rate of hits for our website. Is it having a good ww regular attendance so as to carry our message around the far reaches of the globe. We just need help from overseas to restore our freedom. Like I mentioned earlier mother nature gave us the headstart so we should capitalise on this. According to FIRCA January is down the drain in revenue for the govt. And when matters come to a head lets watch and see where these thugs will start chopping the budget to balance the books. Will the army’s overinflated extra $15m be on the line? While this disaster will have a long term negative effect on the economy we look forward to another blow in February such as a severe downturn in tourism. The domino effect will kick in and we just hope they lose hope and capitulate.

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