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Pacific Forum Gives Fiji A May 1st Deadline

January 27, 2009

Well there it is folks! We have a Deadline for an Election date but we might as well forget about it.
Bai Na Dau Dai  is here to stay. Fiji is officially a dictatorship and this despicable lousy liar is the country’s first Dictator. History has been made.

Pacific Forum Gives Fiji A May 1st Deadline
The PIF summit in Papua New Guinea’s capital Port Moresby has given Fiji’s interim government a final deadline after much deliberation and discussion on how to get its self-appointed prime minister, coup-leader Commodore Frank Bainimarama, to hold elections.

If Fiji fails to prove elections are on their way it will be the first country to be expelled from the PIF.

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said the forum had “drawn a line in the sand”.

The PIF communiqué announced on Tuesday night was a clear message to Fiji that it “must return to the ballot box and they must return their soldiers back to their barracks”, he told reporters after the meeting on Tuesday.

But given Commodore Bainimarama’s series of broken promises, including that he would hold elections by March this year, Mr Rudd admitted he remained “deeply sceptical” of Fiji’s reliability.

“The interim government has shown complete contempt for its previous commitments,” he said.

“Failing to do so (hold elections) will result in automatic suspension from the meeting of the forum.

“… The ball now is very much in the court of the interim government of Fiji to see what they do.”
Fijian media reported on Tuesday that Commodore Bainimarama said it could be 10 years before he relinquishes power.

Fiji’s interim Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum told PIF leaders at the summit that elections would come when all of Fiji’s political players and parties agreed on electoral reform.

But Mr Rudd said the May 1 deadline provided ample time to set an election date.

“I quizzed directly said attorney-general about (the) 5-10 years in his leader’s statement in Fiji yesterday and I myself concluded that the answers were not satisfactory,” he said.

Bainimarama has broken several deadlines to declare an election following his December 2006 coup, upsetting the PIF and raising the prospect that Fiji could be expelled from the group or face more sanctions on top of travel bans already in place for government officials.

Bainimarama further angered regional leaders by snubbing last year’s forum summit in Niue, and refusing to attend Tuesday’s special meeting.
PIF chairman Niue Premier Toke Talagi said the forum members were united in their decision.

“We hope he (Bainimarama) can see the reasonableness of what the forum is indicating to him that he will in fact agree to cooperate with the forum on this matter,” he told reporters.

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, facing his first foreign policy tussle since his election late last year, recognised the difficulties PIF faced with pleasing everyone.

“We’re not going in there as bullies. We are respectful of the economic dependence some of those nations have for a variety of reasons on Fiji,” he said.

The forum and the region needed to move on and tackle other issues, he said.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. Mark Manning permalink
    January 27, 2009 10:58 PM

    We all know Francis and Co. can’t go back to a Democracy because they are in fear of joining George .

  2. Snapper permalink
    January 27, 2009 11:14 PM

    Who is bully who now? Those of you that are still supporting this luatic think about the question.

    I say again come 1st May there will be fireworks if we don’t hear of an Election date.

    Fiji will not only be suspended from the PIF but from the Commonwealth and the UN.

    On TV that Khaiyum looked like one of those oompa loompas from Willie Wonka (Wanker) & the Chocolate Factory in his Bula shirt.

  3. Snapper permalink
    January 27, 2009 11:30 PM

    Kenneth Zinck was correct when he said; “Since when do we send pip-squeaks to meetings.”

    This Taliban is so stupid he couldn’t even see what a big embarrassment he was too himself.

    The other leaders would have had one look at him and thought “What a bloody idiot and to call himself an academic.

    “But Mr Rudd said the May 1 deadline provided ample time to set an election date.

    “I quizzed directly said attorney-general about (the) 5-10 years in his leader’s statement in Fiji yesterday and I myself concluded that the answers were not satisfactory,” he said.

    No Academic To Me – Bavulu Ga Na Bavulu!

  4. Snapper permalink
    January 27, 2009 11:52 PM

    I asked about the last phrase – Bavulu Ga Na Bavulu and think it is appropriate for the idiot Khayium.

    They knew all along when they planed the coup – that it had to be done the Rabuka way to keep them out of jail.

    Correct Mark Democracy will take them to jail. Dictatorship will keep them in power for as long they want.

  5. Viti permalink
    January 28, 2009 12:19 AM

    Yea Snapper all Bavulus!

    I think PNG PM Somare must realize now that he was dealing with a 5th Grader who knows nothing else but to get his way and everything was for himself and not for the nation.

    To all the Indo Fijians keep in the queue for your exist visas because ni sa kudru na Vanua all hell will break loose!

  6. Viti permalink
    January 28, 2009 12:30 AM

    Thank you Fiji Times for sticking to your guns!

    From their editorial – 28/01 The deporting of their publisher Rex Gardner.

    It is apparent that while the Fiji Times is expected to abide by the court’s ruling, there are those within the current administration who can and will make up laws as and when they wish.

    That is the height of hypocrisy coming from a regime which claims to uphold transparency and accountability. We do not expect that this regime will have the decency to tell us or the people why it has taken this stand.

    To the people of Fiji we say this — we will continue to follow the letter of the law and fight for democracy and the truth. No amount of intimidation will deter us.

  7. Peace Pipe permalink
    January 28, 2009 12:34 AM

    So what happens when the inevitable happens which is the same vague replies and evasion by the ig to the main issue of an election date come May 1st deadline. If the IG is booted out what becomes of the people of Fiji. Will we be left to our own peril with this dictatorship and go down the drain together. If there is strife in the country will the PIF step in to help the people get back their freedom? Things don’t look good any which way we look at it. We will be left to drift in the storm without a sail and a rudder. Let’s resign ourselves to the fact that the pig is looking at holding on to power for a very long time. A hint was made by him that he will pursue his aims “even if it takes 5 to 10 years”. He has a lot to lose if he gives in to the international demand of handing power back to civilians. In view of this we should focus on what can we do about it because the pig seem willing to sacrifice the country in whatever he is doing or pursuing. He is in fact holding the country to ransom in his demands which are charter acceptance and electoral reforms.

  8. LUVfiji permalink
    January 28, 2009 4:00 AM

    Its an u l t i m a t u m !

    Will he succumb to this?

    I sincerely pray he does.

  9. January 30, 2009 6:58 AM

    I find it very funny that the dumb igfijiblogsite is referencing only SV and RFN as real threats to the government.

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