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Election hinges on electoral change and “national interest”, says Bainimarama

March 10, 2009

Well the fools continue making new rules as they go along. Driti’s sabre rattling is so cowardice and it has been some time since we heard something foolish from him. The pig, Vore is now using the ‘national interest’ word because under this word, you can fit in any contingency that you can think of, meaning they have other excuses they are going to rely upon when their current demands are being met. The people of Fiji should not be fooled into thinking the illegal junta have genuine intentions to hold General Elections because they simply do not want it!!! They know they heads are on the chopping block, once General Elections are held…so wake up people!!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Update: 2:40PMINTERIM Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama says Fiji will go to elections “when there is agreement to change our electoral system” and the date will be determined “in terms of national interest”.

And Commodore Bainimarama says he will not be dictated to over when Fiji will go to elections by “any busybody” such as the Movement for Democracy in Fiji or pressure from outside Fiji.

“We are not going to have an election in 2009 just to please the CMAG (Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group). When we decide the date to have an election, in terms of national interest in Fiji, the CMAG and the PIF (Pacific Islands Forum) will have no choice but to accept that. We are not going to be dictated to on this matter,” he said in a statement.

Commodore Bainimarama said “my Government is not going to subscribe to a timeline for Election demanded by outsiders who do not fully understand nor care about our problems”.

He said “the decision about when Fiji is going to have elections will be made collectively and consensually by the Government after consultation with the Electoral Commission and the Leaders of Fiji at the Political Parties Meetings and Presidents Dialogue Forum and this will also be decided in terms of the national interest of Fiji and not because of pressure from any busy body like the MDF or from outside Fiji, especially on the timeline for preparation towards election”.

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23 Comments leave one →
  1. March 10, 2009 7:44 AM

    “We are not going to be dictated to on this matter,” says the illegal interim PM.

    So let me get this right. YOU are going to DICTATE (by appointing yourself our dictator) to US, but will not in yourself be DICTATED TO.

    What’s the term for that? Could it possibly be ‘hypocrit’?

    Vore’s ‘decision’ for our election timetable, according to his statement, will be made ‘collectively and consensually’ by all of the people he has put in place in his Junta. He says it’s made in the national interest. But if the National Interest were his prime directive, he would not have staged his coup in the first place.

    That man is a waste of space. And now Driti doesn’t want RFMF to be criticised http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=116424 AND he tries to argue that, because RFMF has been going since WWI, and they have contributed to world peace, their current actions are validated.

    Wrong, Driti! You are absolutely right that the RFMF HAD a good reputation because of their deeds, at home and abroad, since WWI. But they have decisively beheaded their good reputation and killed off their chances surviving under a democratically elected government. The people won’t tolerate their shenanigans after this. We are all just waiting for the axe to fall.

    God bless Fiji

  2. EnufDictatorship permalink
    March 10, 2009 8:08 AM

    ANd who makes up the “busybody” (according to Vore) MDF? Well, a lot more qualified, intelligent people than those illegals in the junta.

    So, if he says CONSENSUS then I believe the majority vote will count, which if I am correct going by numbers will be the MDF?

    So, I guess as MDF et al are so GOOD at WAITING, we’ll have to wait until the DICTATOR dictate his dictatorial terms to them during the SENILE PRESIDENTIAL FORUM.

  3. Tim permalink
    March 10, 2009 9:35 AM

    Well I onced wished a few months back that this junta would keep their shenanigans up. Thankfully they have and because they have they’re showing everyone JUST how genuine they were, and are.
    This was never about corruption, or “unfair elections” or anything else.
    It was about having a few guns and being scared of being sprung.
    They’ve been sprung and every thing they’ve done subsequently is about self-preservation.
    People should take time to consider some of the players early on – those that originally signed up to the chirade. Driti is one that buried his head for a while but has resurfaced as the I’m so great macho bully boy that he is.
    For the military, count Fank, Teleni, Leweni and Driti well in the frame.

    Here’s something to consider too:
    What if there had been resistance back in Dec 2006 to these pretenders? It would have been considered legitimate. How far would they have gone? I think I know.
    So despite what has transpired subsequently (such as judicial decisions by an institution that is itself suspect, Gates’ dick licking, Nazi’s ambition, Shaista and Bubba’s ability to embarass themselves more and more a the days go by)…..what has actually changed? – Only time, and time wasted at that. While its elapsed, people struggle, the economy fails and the Fijian taxpayer simply continues to involuntarily prop up a bunch of no-hopers simply because they have guns and make threats – implied or direct!
    They are what they are and they seem to be the only ones that fail to see it. Even a fair few that initially supported the desire for change, a corruption cleanup and all those other high and mighty promises are beginning to see that they were all hollow.
    It never ever was about that anyway.

  4. ex Fiji tourist permalink
    March 10, 2009 12:20 PM

    Has anyone else picked up that today is the last day of [ limited ] press freedom in Fiji?

    The gestapo is at work as I write .

    The editor of FijiTimes had his car smashed-up by the green goons but it can’t be reported on TV.

    Updates of video footage of tonight’s news is not on the website. They are under duress!

    The FijiTimes and FijiTV have been raided by ‘police’ to suss out the source of their information.

    The failed diplomat, dimwiti, has been allowed to speak publicly for the first time in 6 months; and then it is against the media.

    Fijians, you need to take to the streets tomorrow.

    Where are the chiefs?

    Where are the political leaders?

    You need to do something before bananasinpyjamas takes the whole nation down the plug hole.

    PLEASE !!!

  5. March 10, 2009 1:48 PM

    Was listening to the Radio Fiji One news and the first news item was Bainimarama advicing all of us to spend our money wisely since we are facing a tough economic climite!. Hello!…….was this the same guy who pay himself $200,000 despite the current economic climate we’re in. His advice just want to make me thow up!..what an idiot!!. How can you tell someone who earns $100 a week with a family to feed to spend their money wisely….let alone those that have lost their jobs in this political and economic climite. Why dont you stick your advice up your……where the sun won’t shine!. This people have no conscious and hearing them speak just confirmed to me that they will hold on to power for as long as it take. Bloging is good but we need to move up another level if we really want to put pressure on this idiots!.

  6. Mark Manning permalink
    March 10, 2009 2:12 PM

    Bin Laden , the pen is mightier than the sword and with instant access to so many media outlets , organisations and Governments , it might be sensible and more effective if you could organise petitions or whatever it may take to get the support of these entities etc.

  7. Mark Manning permalink
    March 10, 2009 10:44 PM

    Since 1970 , Fijians have 39 years of :-

  8. Mark Manning permalink
    March 10, 2009 10:55 PM

    This would be a good time to start a new Political party in Fiji wouldn’t it ?
    http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=116512

  9. Mark Manning permalink
    March 11, 2009 12:03 AM

    on reading many of the stories in the Fiji Times , it seems that after this last coup , Fiji will need to re-ignite interest to get tourism going again . So why not kill 2 birds with one stone and build a new prison made of thickened glass !
    this could house all those involved in and appointed by the I.G.
    Tourists would be able to pay $10 a ticket to watch them going about their daily routine in prison , without fear of being assaulted .
    This would give tourism an added boost and consequently , help stimulate the economy .

  10. Mark Manning permalink
    March 11, 2009 2:01 AM

  11. ex Fiji tourist permalink
    March 11, 2009 2:02 AM

    Any guesses as to who owns the following vehicle?

    “”FIJI Times Editor in Chief Netani Rika’s car was vandalised by vandals early yesterday.

    He said he also heard a vehicle accelerate. Witnesses saw a vehicle registration number DG264 at the scene and accelerate away.””

    I wonder if the police farce will be able to trace the car to qeb?

  12. Mark Manning permalink
    March 11, 2009 2:03 AM

    This clip will explain just how much damage bullies can do , 30 wasted years :-

  13. Mark Manning permalink
    March 11, 2009 2:05 AM

    It’s good to know that Frank and Co. are so threatened by the truth that they would seek to destroy and expose themselves in so doing !
    But has anyone told Francis that the truth shall set yee free ?

  14. ex Fiji tourist permalink
    March 11, 2009 2:15 AM

    Obviously a ‘handsome prince’ has kissed ‘sleeping dimwiti’ and woken her from her long sleep since being rejected by Malaya as a diplomat.

    Unfortunately, dimwiti was not fully awake when he uttered threats yesterday as he obviously hadn’t read the morning’s papers.

    “””””””Colonel Pita Driti said Mr Qarase and Mr Young’s criticism were destructive and shallow and not constructive.
    They must understand that the military has its own internal systems of checks and balance which is answerable to the Ministry of Defence,” he said.””””””””

    If he was fully awake, he would have known that admitted that he, and the defence ministry, had no control over the R otten F ijian M urdering F arce.

    “”””””””INTERIM Home Affairs Minister Ratu Epeli Ganilau says he will not interfere with investigations of Indo-Fijian police officers believed to have gone to media outlets about their grievances.

    Ratu Epeli said he had not been informed about details of the investigation.

    It is an internal investigation and I will not interfere. It will be up to the police to inform me about the findings of the investigation,” he said.

    Even if it’s a military investigation, I will not interfere too because it is an internal matter.””””””

    So much for ‘checks and balances’ when a so-called minister is kept in the dark.

  15. Mark Manning permalink
    March 11, 2009 2:51 AM

    It just seems appropriate to keep reposting this :-

  16. March 11, 2009 6:26 AM

    Talking about national interest will decide when he is going to have elections.
    First question who voted you in and when, you came into power through a barrel of the gun you numb skull.
    Whats all this talk about national interest, the people have had enough of you and your dick head cronies.
    Stop all this bull shit and just come out with the truth that you and your cronies are on the long haul to fill your pockets and see that what ever happens your track are covered to proctect you when the time comes.
    One thing is for sure that the people are now blind and time will come when it will be their turn. Do’nt forget what goes around comes around.
    Moce jo

  17. Frida permalink
    March 11, 2009 6:42 AM

    Keep the shame list going and include everyone and anyone who is accepting or has accepted a job through this illegal clowns. Send this list out to all and sundry especially the commonwealth countries.

    Anyone accepting a position from this illegal government must rembere that they become a firewood that is used to stoke the fire even though it is showing all the colours confirming that it is all bad.

  18. Tim permalink
    March 11, 2009 9:31 PM

    Check out RFN and DiscombobulatedBubu too – just so we can be reminded of the sort of ‘leaders’ all these apologists and opportunists are signing up to. Driti issuing veiled threats about criticising his beloved RFMF because he has some romantic notion of its reputation and recent record, Teleni deluding himself about rape cases, and Frank forever in the land of the bewildered. These institutions and their leadership are dysfunctional. The culture is there for all to see – bit by bit they’re falling into decline. And then we have all those signing up to the junta for nothing other than opportunistic gain INCLUDING the likes of Pryde and others, who by their very actions are either inadvertantly or intentionally legitimising it. It says a great deal about their character, as it does for members of the judiciary.
    The junta expect us to have “faith” in all this and see them as somesort of example! Somehow we’re all supposed to ‘engage’ with people that are psychotic or are led by those that are? I think not!

  19. far and wide permalink
    March 12, 2009 7:29 AM

    Who Is the World’s Worst Dictator?

    http://www.parade.com/articles/editions/2007/edition_02-11-2007/Dictators

    1) Omar al-Bashir, Sudan

    2) Kim Jong-il, North Korea

    3) Sayyid Ali KhamEnei, Iran

    4) Hu Jintao, China

    5) King Abdullah, Saudi Arabia

    6) Than Shwe, Burma (Myanmar)

    7) Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe

    8) Islam Karimov, Uzbekistan

    9) Muammar al-Qaddafi, Libya

    10) Bashar al-Assad, Syria

    11) Teodoro Obiang Nguema, Equatorial Guinea

    12) King Mswati III, Swaziland

    13) Isayas Afewerki, Eritrea

    14) Aleksandr Lukashenko, Belarus

    15) Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan

    16) Choummaly Sayasone, Laos

    17) Meles Zenawi, Ethiopia

    18) Hosni Mubarak, Egypt

    19) Paul Biya, Cameroon

    20) Vladimir Putin, Russia

    and now coming on the scene

    Voreqe Bainimarama, , Fiji

    Where can we rate him on this list??

    Any one??

    And this verbal diarrhea recently uttered by the nincompoop…

    http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=116583

    Group a waste of time

    Thursday, March 12, 2009

    INTERIM Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama says the decision when Fiji will go to the polls will be made collectively by the interim Government after consultation with the Electoral Commission and political parties.

    He said the decision would be made by the leaders at tomorrow’s meeting of political parties and the President’s political dialogue which would decide the terms in the national interest and not because of pressure from any “busy body like the Movement for Democracy in Fiji”. Commodore Bainimarama was responding to a statement by the NGO on the decision by the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group last week on Fiji. “The Movement for Democracy is a waste of breath and a waste of time,” said the commander.

    endquote

    Imagine having the word democracy and a waste of time in the same sentence. ?
    This said by a person claiming this position that he is in as a so called leader?, there on no merit. He has no right to degrade Fiji’s name and souls of the people.
    This is not what the majority of Fijian people would agree to.

    This has got to stop. It is a farce. I see this idiot, ignoramus, VB, taking Fiji down with him,

    Do you think Frankie will write to Mr. Obama , ask for assistance.?
    Yea, right. Obama would tell Frank in very polite language,
    let’s see some free,(i emphasis free!,not limited by this cretin, ) and democratic elections

    Franks gonna take Fiji all the way down,. Down. Spent of all reserves in the RBF.
    And way in debt besides that.
    We have to stop this buffoon and his gang.

  20. far and wide permalink
    March 12, 2009 7:37 AM

    ‘I’M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!’ I want you to get up right now, sit up, go to your windows, open them and stick your head out and yell – ‘I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!’ Things have got to change. But first, you’ve gotta get mad!… You’ve got to say, ‘I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!’ Then we’ll figure out what to do about the (depression and the inflation and the oil crisis.) But first get up out of your chairs, open the window, stick your head out, and yell, and say it:

    (Note the part in brackets can be amended to include that to which we as individuals ARE AS MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!)

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074958/quotes
    Memorable quotes for
    Network (1976)

  21. far and wide permalink
    March 12, 2009 7:42 AM

    there’s no law in Fiji that says you can’t yell out your window and say

    ‘I’M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!’

    They can’t haul you in.
    You are not in a group.
    You are not unlawfully assembling.
    Lets set a date, and a time.
    someone with connections.
    make it an event.
    Make it a frequent event.

  22. March 14, 2009 10:39 AM

    @ far and wide – About that list. Vore definitely rates in it. King Abdullah is a benevolent dictator so he should be lower down the list. Qaddafi has ‘come in from the cold’ in recent years so he should also be lower down the list. Pervez Musharraf has a sense of humour and is sensitive to international concerns so he should also be further down the list. And under Hosni Mubarak, Egypt has thrived, so he also should be further down the list.
    I would say that if the above leaders were moved down the rankings, Vore should be included in the Top 20, somewhere above them.

    Also – forgive me boys but I can’t help pointing this out – has anyone noticed that there is NOT ONE WOMAN APPEARS ON THE DICTATORS LIST?

    If women ruled the world there would be no wars, never never never.

    But once a month we would hold severe negotiations …

    God bless Fiji 🙂

  23. Jean d'Ark permalink
    March 14, 2009 11:53 PM

    Hey FG – good points about Sistas rule!

    (Plus we could all have nice afternoon teas, and be regularly told to tidy our rooms!)

    Anyway, although Frank is a lot of things, he is not yet in the league of Lukashenko for example.

    I also agree with F&W that now is the time to start stepping up our open opposition to the regime (since they and their stupid Charter are now completely “finance bound” by the post-coup economic meltdown).

    What the hell are a couple of broken car windows, or an interview with Tabakau in comparison to the future of our nation and our children? Lets get angry and lets get out of this funk of lame fatalism!

    However with all the public hope in the PDDF at present, this is not yet the time put the regime to the political sword. That would be in about a year from now when they would have completely buggered up the economy. By then the international smart sanctions on all regime appointees would have also been enacted for not having elections in 2009!

    So they would be even more isolated by then, and even more in the firing line of most citizens who would have lost jobs, or pay, or pensions, as sugar and the economy continue to implode. They would then be unmitigated political “poison” for those like the FLP who want to run with the foxes and hunt with the hounds.

    So let’s get mentally prepared to step things up, sure! But let’s keep our powder dry for the time being!

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