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Grace period for Fiji

March 5, 2009

Video – Update: 8:29AM FIJI will be suspended from the Commonwealth in September if the interim administration does not show “sufficient” progress towards returning the country to democratic rule.

This was the decision of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group on the Harare Declaration (CMAG) wh

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  1. Mark Manning permalink
    March 5, 2009 7:04 AM

    Who is this woman that says the Interim Government should not be told when to go to elections when she describes them as the Government and not the Interim Government ?
    http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=115956
    Does this woman actually realise the difference ?

  2. March 5, 2009 7:05 AM

    Vore’s not smart enough to understand that suspension is undesirable for Fiji. On the contrary, he appears to believe that the more undesirable Fiji’s position, the better for him.

    Vinaka vakalevu to the CMAG and Kamlesh Sharma for stating clearly and unequivocally that their reasons for this action. What a pity their wise words fall on such hopelessly stupid ears (Vore and his minions).

    Hopefully the military officers referred to in Raw Fiji News (http://rawfijinews.wordpress.com/2009/03/03/military-officers-want-to-spill-all/ and http://rawfijinews.wordpress.com/2009/03/04/franks-junta-will-self-destruct/) will gain courage from this development and see it as an opportunity to speak out and rebel.

    God bless Fiji

  3. Mark Manning permalink
    March 5, 2009 7:07 AM

    Okay , so Fiji gets suspended , then what ? How much more suffering can the Fijian Community go through and how much can the economy take ?
    Has everyone forgotten that it’s been 2 years and 3 months today since Frank and Co. committed this treasonous act ?

  4. Mark Manning permalink
    March 5, 2009 7:30 AM

    For Frank and his supporters :-

  5. Mark Manning permalink
    March 5, 2009 7:36 AM

    For Fiji :-

  6. Tim permalink
    March 5, 2009 7:50 AM

    Well Mark, it’s a “state”. It’s sovereignty is in question however.
    There are questions of the basic right to self-determination implicity in sovereignty that have been f*^ked over by them that think they know better in 2006. (Not unlike those colonial buggers in days gone by that Shaista, Bubba and others continually try to preach to us about). Moving Fiji Forward? I doubt it!

  7. Tim permalink
    March 5, 2009 9:35 AM

    By the wat, check out http://www.michaelfield.org/iba.htm
    It’s written by that ‘bully’ Michael Field. (You know – the one that beaten up and deported because the junta couldn’t handle a little criticism or analysis) It’s just so so unfair to the junta. (NOT)

  8. Tim permalink
    March 5, 2009 9:36 AM

    *By the way. (My fingers are becomming as podgy and lazy as the pigs’ bellies)

  9. EnufDictatorship permalink
    March 5, 2009 11:30 AM

    I guess come May 1 when we get suspended from the PIF and then Sept. when we get suspended from the CMAG…WHAT WILL WE DO THEN????

    Vore will be laughing his head off for our COMPLIANCE and we will just sit and twidle our thumbs!!!!!!

    Really, peoples….Democracy Movement and the likes…WE HAVE THE NUMBERS….WE SHOULD ACT!!!! NONVIOLENTLY OF COS.

    OILEI..M GOING BLUE/BLACK FROM FRUSTRATION!

  10. Jean d'Ark permalink
    March 5, 2009 2:34 PM

    Given Frank’s pig-headed attitude, there’s really no expectation that our suspension from the C’wealth or the Forum will have any direct effect on the regime’s thinking.

    It’s a no brainer after that really because if your actions aren’t going to have any effect anyway, then no point losing your own self respect on top of that.

    So suspensions it is!

    There’s too much of a focus sometimes in modern diplomacy on trying to strategize out every possible outcome.

    But surely sometimes even these guys have to admit that you just have to do something because it’s right (and just let the results look after themselves!

  11. Tim permalink
    March 5, 2009 10:26 PM

    Yep well there are those that continue to say we “should engage” and keep talking. It’s a nice option and a better one BUT it requires people to act in good faith. The junta has not, does not and will not.
    In this case its code for “give us assistance and aid, all on our terms and we’ll bloodywell do what we like with it. We’ve got priorities after all – why my beloved soldiers are going to need another round of uniforms soon, and I’ve got to try and utterly destroy my opponents and prevent investigations into my past first. I’m running out of cash and assets to bribe people with”.

  12. EnufDictatorship permalink
    March 6, 2009 9:20 AM

    Diplomacy only WORKS for those trained in diplomacy NOT FOR TRAITORS!!!!

    Thus Vore will be keep on, keeping on with his tyrannic ways till he drops!

    It’s up to us, to deal with him…as in Liev Schreiber’s words in the movie DEFIANCE…”We should have shot the milkman!”

  13. Navosavakadua permalink
    March 7, 2009 3:11 AM

    MM asked “who is this woman”, meaning Finau Tabakaucoro (aka Finau Kabataucoko)?

    If he’d goggled he would’ve found a few interesting hits.

    One, a Wikipedia entry describes her as a member of the ”Tui Kaba clan, the royal family of Tailevu and of the Kubuna Confederacy.”

    Another entry, on Fijituwawa, describes FT as having a much more confused ancestry.

    “Adi Finau was brought up in Naqiqi, Savusavu. Originally from Ra, her father Ratu Josefa Tabakaucoro had connections with people in Naqiqi. Her mother Eka, was a housewife.” (So what was that about Bau?)

    We can guess this bullshit was authored by FT herself because it also describes her as “a woman of substance and flare”. I guess she meant “flair”, but then may be not. I’ve heard she goes off like a rocket (or used to anyway).

    Her political allegiances are something else. Her puff piece says she “returned to Fiji in 1968 and became a passionate supporter of the National Federation Party”. But that didn’t stop her from considering “the late Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara” as “her role model”.

    Another by-way in her political career is her role in the events of 2000. According a USP Journalism School report:
    “Three ministers in Fiji’s military-backed interim administration have been implicated in an alleged conspiracy to illegally overthrow the People’s Coalition government of deposed Prime Minister Mahendra Chaudhry.” Would it be surprising that she is one of the three (another being Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, the only SDL appointed Ambassador not to have been sacked by the dictator).

    Now a member of the National Committee for Bullshit and Bluster, she is enthusiastically supporting everything Frank does.

    Blogger Keep the Faith obviously knows her well: ”Di Fi is really wanting the NY or PoM job badly. What’s the matter now Di Fi? Probably another mortgage sale announcement coming up again tsk tsk.” But let’s be fair. Richard Naidu and Ms Kabataucoko are probably the most consistent people in country when it comes to coups. He’s opposed all of them and has the scars to prove it while she’s sought and accepted favours from all of them.

    It goes without saying that her support of the Illegal Regime only serves to undermine its credibility.

    So MM, there’s the answer to your question, who is this women.
    Navosavakadua

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