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FWCC links coups, rape

February 6, 2009

Yadra bloggers. The FWCC have linked coups to rape and although the jury may still be out, it should cause us to stop and think of the consequences of our actions and why it is so important for us ‘to think before we act’. It goes back to the law of causation: ‘for every cause, there is a corresponding effect’. I said above that the jury may still be out, but the FWCC have provided stats after each coup, there has been an increase in sexual offences. Whether it shows people feel they can take the law into their own hands or people believing the law no longer should be followed because our leaders have trampled on it remains to be seen. What is shocking and should cause even greater alarm is the fact we are only into the month of February and Police have already investigated 10 rape offences! This spirit of lasciviousness is so destructive and widespread in Fiji today. Going on Vore’s record for the past 2 years, his selfish, greedy and corruptive ambitions coupled with the common selfish, greedy and corruptive ambitions of his fellow supporters and advisors have unleashed a wave of destruction and its disastrous consequences will ripple into the next 10-20 years. That is why Vore and his illegal junta, supporters and advisors all should be brought to justice, so the coup culture is eradicated once and for all in Fiji, otherwise we are predestined to keep repeating the same mistakes!!! Vore, heed this warning:

“All men may err; but he that keepeth not his folly, but repenteth, doeth well; but stubbornness cometh to great trouble.”

SOPHOCLES, Antigone

Friday, February 06, 2009

AN increase in political instability and militarisation could see more gang rapes and sexual assaults happening in Fiji, says Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre co-ordinator Shamima Ali.

According to statistics provided by FWCC, there has been an increase in rape and child abuse cases in the country.

In 2007, there were 12 rape cases reported to FWCC compared to 17 last year.

“After every coup there is an increase in gang rape,” Ms Ali said.

“We noticed that in 1987, in 2000 and this year.

“And then we also have increased militarisation, conflict, unemployment and there are men who feel frustrated their manhood has been threatened and they take it out on the vulnerable and often these vulnerable people are women and children.”

Police spokesperson Ema Mua said it was unfair and unjustifiable for Ms Ali to attribute the increase in sexual assaults on lawlessness and militarisation.

“We cannot blame any organisation for rape,” she said.

“It has nothing to do with types of government, it’s just that some people cannot control their sexuality.”

But Ms Ali said it was an exercise of power and it was done in horrendous ways.

“In most cases, children and women and people with disabilities are the most vulnerable,” she said.

Ms Ali said a lot of people did not go to FWCC for rape but for domestic violence because rape cases usually went to police.

She said perpetrators in many cases were close family or community members such as fathers, grandfathers, brothers, family friends, neighbours, landlords, police officers, doctors and teachers.

She said very few rapists were referred for psychiatric treatment.

“The onus is on the men in our society. Women cannot control rape and they cannot stop rape,” she said.

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22 Comments leave one →
  1. February 6, 2009 1:37 AM

    Good one SWM and how about this because I think it is relevant to this illegal junta:

    “Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.”

    NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

  2. Word permalink*
    February 6, 2009 2:07 AM

    Very good SWM

  3. Mark Manning permalink
    February 6, 2009 4:31 AM

    Are there more rapes or is there more reporting of them ?
    As Fiji grapples with this silly coup culture and it’s devastating effects on all in the Community , a fear of the unknown and the future must sweep into any Nation , leaving men feeling either empowered or disempowered . Either way , it’s no excuse for defiling your loved ones and your neighbours children . A combination of too much grog , lawlessness , lack of self respect and frustration , fear as to what the future holds and a feeling of being inadequate as a man in regards to being unable to provide for their children and family because of the state of the Nation , could well be contributing factors to the rapes and violent crime and robbery etc. And of course , there’s no doubt that the coup has caused the unemployment and misery that now engulf a once beautiful , bountiful paradise .
    A ray of light however , is that a topic previously taboo in Fiji , is now getting much needed attention and people are no longer ashamed to report these heinous crimes .
    Frank needs to return to barracks and hand back Executive power to the rightful authority before Fiji is totally destroyed and before he sees God’s wrath !
    Weren’t earth quakes and floods ominous enough for him ?

  4. Mark Manning permalink
    February 6, 2009 4:33 AM

    Fijians need to talk of these issues openly and at every level of society as the consequences can be long lasting .

  5. Mark Manning permalink
    February 6, 2009 4:35 AM

    By the way guys , if you want to know what i look like , watch Underbelly on Channel Nine in Sydney on Monday night at 830 P.M.
    I’m unsure which episodes I’ll be in , but I’m in two different bar scenes .

  6. Mark Manning permalink
    February 6, 2009 4:40 AM

    I was going to say , another house for Frank , but the way the economy is now in Fiji , with the reserves etc. you could by 10 more houses there now with this donation from PNG ! I don’t understand why it was handed to the I.G.directly instead of the Redcross ! :-
    http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=113703

    http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=113654

  7. Mark Manning permalink
    February 6, 2009 4:42 AM

    Bring back Peter Foster , maybe he can advise Frank of the next strategy .
    By the way , when I was in Fiji in 2007 , I saw a couple of Chinese guys standing in the main street in Suva prospecting around and looking up at the buildings with big smiles on their faces .
    Now that Fiji’s economy is nearing collapse , they must just be waiting to start buying up the properties at bargain prices , like Frank and family are doing .

  8. FreeFiji permalink
    February 6, 2009 4:51 AM

    I am with you MM spot on.

  9. Tim permalink
    February 6, 2009 4:59 AM

    Why is the “jury still out” ?. There’s no difference except that one is personal, the other institutional. In Fiji’s case though, look at the participants. Some of them actually have no difficulty with rape on a personal level. I don’t wish to raise that whole homo shit again because it’s been a reason to divert attention in other forums, but rape is rape, regardless!. But let’s be clear!. Frank, many of his disciples, and the wonderful Bubba are all implicated. Except that Frank and Bubba (among others) are standouts. They don’t mind raping an entire sovereign nation.

    But then we just Dun Unn Stan aye?. Is it the Pacific Way perhaps? I think not!.
    What say you Shaista? (Maybe when you can see through the haze)

  10. Tim permalink
    February 6, 2009 5:26 AM

    Mark @ 4.31: “Weren’t earth quakes and floods ominous enough for him ?”
    I’m afraid you underestimate the size of Frank’s ego. OR rather you underestimate the size that Frank thinks it is. In short – no they’re not enough.

  11. IslandBoy permalink
    February 6, 2009 6:44 AM

    Sorry to digress but watch to see if these moves come thru,

    Frank to be PM only
    Naivalurua to be Army Commander
    Francis Kean to Commmissioner of Police
    Teleni to Commissioner of Prisons
    Roko Ului to be mightily pissed off
    Parmesh Chand to do another departure.

    Just coconut wireless news at this time, but stranger things have happened.

  12. tualeita permalink
    February 6, 2009 7:14 AM

    MM,

    Do you look like Michael Moore? At least you have the initials.

  13. Keep The Faith permalink
    February 6, 2009 7:20 AM

    @ IslandBoy…I hear Tubbalard Telensky was going to head Navy?

  14. Frida permalink
    February 6, 2009 7:35 AM

    Island Boy – if true – Fiji has really gone to the DOGS!!! where else but Feejee? The Commissoner of Police a convicted criminal himself – how can he uphold the law and expect the same from his followers or what can the followers expect when they have a criminal leading them! SO SAD!

  15. Keep The Faith permalink
    February 6, 2009 7:53 AM

    With the Heffernan debacle and these sobering stats from FWCC is it any wonder no one is biting the “Fiji 2nd Home” crap?

    http://www.fijilive.com/news_new/index.php/news/show_news/13372

    Areh Wah! Many people of this country are clambering to make another country their 1st home and get the F outta here.

  16. Kutu permalink
    February 6, 2009 11:41 AM

    Remember the time Kean’s lawyers produced a confidential letter of teleni in Court?

  17. Peace Pipe permalink
    February 6, 2009 11:50 AM

    After the 1st coup in 1987 I thought it was just a one off catastrophy. Then it happened again and again with the perpetrators having no second thoughts about doing it. Now I realise the terrible truth and should have taken off at that time and certainly would never think about accepting any such offer of taking up this dual citizenship in Fiji. Its so fcuked up now with Cranky Franky and Mai chodo wrecking the country real nice and proper. How many times are we going to start all over again? These demented idiots can certainly take credit for having a hand at taking Fiji further and further backwards. What pisses me off is the way they carry themselves around thinking they’ve done nothing wrong and that its everyone elses fault and never theirs and that they can decide unilaterally whats good for us. Real convoluted lot these wankers are.

    With the army still trying to entwine themselves deeper in actual governance of the country as in the farter charter the country’s future prospects of prosperity and the ridding of the coup culture are absolutely zero.

    Just as KtF said, people are clamouring to get the fcuk outta here. People overseas are not fools to bring in money to support this illegal government and settle in this wrecked country. Even those lot esp the indos that throw their strong support behind this coup are not taking up this stupid offer. I just hope these indos realise that these ig culprits are brainwashng them into believing that the pig did the coup for their cause. The pig is just using them.

    Look at the dying sugar industry which is indo dominated. What is he doing about it? He just threw away the opportunity to pump into the industry much needed $millions of assistance.

    We have CEO of the SCGC pleading for help like a beggar with no shame to OZ NZ and EU. He need not look any further than Fiji to see the root of the problem and make his plea right here. If he is a man of substance he would demand the pig to accede to the EU conditions so that EU money will start flowing in. But you do not expect that of an apologist and someone who benefited from the coup.

  18. Lusianna permalink
    February 6, 2009 3:58 PM

    Peace Pipe

    Yes my sentiments!

    The whole thing is a sham, a humilation to the people of Fiji and so frustrating because not a thing can be done about it but what we are doing now.

    26 months after the coup the country has not moved forward. Civil society lies at the feet of these mad people. Good leadership is desperately needed to cope with matters of vital importance and put the country back on a democratic path. Unfortunately this will not happen while Fiji is ruled by a wanker who lacks both legitimacy and credibility.

    I know the nightmare is not over yet for us but it has just begun for them. I say this because of the mess Fiji is in today. A sense of defeat, doom and gloom hangs over Fiji because of its disjointed, flip, flop, flap, flumber, hybrid Govt, a puppet President and a madman in uniform with other idiots trying to govern the country.

    It is definitely a “dictatorship”

    We do not deserve these idiots and thanks to unprinciple individuals who are willing to serve under this mad leader, Frank the Crank they will continue to rule Fiji as a “dictatorship”

    Our beautiful country has been demoralized by these power-hungry wannabe politicians and a pliant judiciary. They have turned the judiciary into a fig-leaf for uncontitutional and illegal practices.

    The economy shows no sign of recovery, worsened by the global credit crisis, poverty has worsened and unemployment is on the rise. Investor’s confidence has not been restored, mainly because the law and order situations shows no sign of improvement and nobody knows what the future holds.

    We are tired of Military involvement, tired of tyranny, tired of being humilated and just tired of being deprived of everything.

  19. February 6, 2009 9:45 PM

    Vinaka SWM for this posting and Vinaka to Shamima and the FWCC girls for compiling these stats and speaking out.

    Ema Mua – you are an insult to the sisterhood with your facile ignorance ““We cannot blame any organisation for rape. It has nothing to do with types of government, it’s just that some people cannot control their sexuality.” That has to take the Oscar for Dumbest Comment Ever By A Police Spokesperson. How is it you have not entered yourself into the Darwin Awards?

    Bring back Democracy. Free and Fair Elections For Fiji NOW
    God bless Fiji

  20. Mark Manning permalink
    February 7, 2009 12:35 AM

    Michael Moore at least challenges the authorities and makes money along the way . I just need to start making the money !

  21. OjO permalink
    February 7, 2009 12:57 AM

    Mark Manning:

    Should choose to challenge the authorities please make your way to Fiji, and just see how much money you can make considering the coffers are dry and not only that with a bit of luck yo might be lucky enough to go for a run around their military park for free.

    Just joking.

  22. Mark Manning permalink
    February 7, 2009 9:49 AM

    I’m a bit over weight and a run around the camp would do me some good !
    By the way , I have spoken personally to Frank on one occasion in May 2006 .

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