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Day 7: A Call To Action

May 18, 2009

Since his release from detention last Friday, Rev Lasaro’s residence at Nawanawa  in Suva had been inundated with constant streams of relatives, members of the Church, Church Ministers and visitors to wish him well and express their support.

 Rev Lasaro was detained by Police last week in relation to the Church’s call for the return of the Nation to constitutionalism and the rule of law, the reinstatement of basic human rights, and a return to democracy through early elections as a means to relieve the people of the poverty and hardships now endemic in Fiji. In a radio message broadcast in the Methodist Church “Raici Jisu Matua” programme last night, Rev Lasaro had expressed his gratitude for the very strong support both locally and internationally, that he and the Church had received.

Meanwhile, in a Church service broadcast Fiji-wide from Suva’s Centenary Church last night, the Rev Tomasi Kanailagi, a past President of the Church, had made a stand and had sent a clear message to the congregation and a direct challenge to the Bainimarama junta that as the Church that first brought the light of Christianity to Fiji, coming at a time of cannibalism and heathen worship, so many of its early missionaries have suffered and some have made the ultimate sacrifice to bring God’s word of love, redemption, peace and civilization to Fiji.

 Similarly, Methodist Ministers now stand ready to lay down their lives if necessary for their belief to ensure peace, the rule of law and God’s justice in Fiji, social justice and the relief of the people from the oppression of the current regime, and their emancipation from poverty and hardship. 

It is expected that Rev Kanailagi will be picked up for detention by Police for his fiery sermon which has clearly breached the emergency decree.

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. Mark Manning permalink
    May 18, 2009 1:12 AM

    Another 5 years censorship according to Mrs Lewinski :-
    http://rawfijinews.wordpress.com/

  2. Mark Manning permalink
    May 18, 2009 1:35 AM

    The parents of these children should be exposed ;-
    http://rawfijinews.wordpress.com/2009/05/17/peace-is-the-answer-for-fiji-fiji-youths/

  3. Mark Manning permalink
    May 18, 2009 1:36 AM

    It’s good to see a resistance building at last and I hope the population support these brave men .
    It’s a bit like David and Goliath and we all know who won !

  4. Mark Manning permalink
    May 18, 2009 1:54 AM

    As Fiji’s infrastructure falls into the Abyss , it’s good to know that the Regime is steadily replacing them with updated models .:
    http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=121549

    1/ Aircraft :-
    http://images.google.com/images?client=safari&rls=en&q=vintage+aircraft&oe=UTF-8&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=5JsQSrTHLYKPkAWtru22BA&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&resnum=1&ct=title

    2/ Military Recruits :-

  5. kingrat permalink
    May 18, 2009 2:40 AM

    heard this::

    Suva, Fiji
    18 May 2009
    For Immediate Release

    STATEMENT BY EUROPEAN COMMISSIONER LOUIS MICHEL ON FIJI

    The European Commission has taken the decision to cancel the 2009 sugar allocation for Fiji in the absence of any indications that a legitimate government will be in place in 2009.

    Fiji’s allocation for sugar reform accompanying measures for 2009 totalled EUR 24 million. The Commission would have made this financing available to Fiji subject to a legitimate government being in place in accordance with EU Council decision of 1 October 2007.

    European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid, Louis Michel said: “I encourage the Government of Fiji to fulfil its commitments to the EU so that we are able to reinstate sugar reform payments in the future.”

    MOCE FRANK you bastard

  6. May 18, 2009 3:07 AM

    Every body in Fiji today must show a sign of peacefull protest by wearing Black arm bands as the youth movement has suggested from the old to the youth.
    And see what the reaction would be.

  7. ex Fiji tourist permalink
    May 18, 2009 9:57 AM

    Hector, an even better idea is to obtain some cheap white or light coloured T shirts and screen print or paint a black arm-band on them.

    The black arm-band then can’t be taken off.

  8. Ropate permalink
    May 18, 2009 11:53 AM

    The EU’s withholding the F$70-m destined this year for rehabilitation of Fiji’s sugar industry should be enough reason for farmers to boycott the harvest, because of the short-sighted actions of Voreqe and Aiyaz to dump the 1997 Constitution and this year’s elections. We can thank the idiots up at the camp for bringing this upon our beloved country. Voreqe is in Guyana attending ACP sugar talks. That would be a wonderful place for him to live in exile

  9. FreeFiji permalink*
    May 18, 2009 12:01 PM

    It is a good time to give him a call let him know that he is not needed in Fiji anymore, for the damage he has done,families are struggling at the moment and some fuck wits wants to play God.

    Anyone knows his phone number?

  10. kingrat permalink
    May 18, 2009 10:44 PM

    it is not worth ringing him… someone should just shoot him whislt he is there

  11. orion permalink
    May 18, 2009 10:54 PM

    As to the resistance to your illegal regime, people, bloggers, commentators, journos, tend to forget that things take time to occur in Fiji. Its part of the Fiji time world view of things, that is an integral part of the Fijian thinking for, well since adam saw eve. It seems to have a life of its own, and things will not occur until things fall into perspective of the Fiji time. Those who are calling for mass action up to now seems to forget this. Not because people fear the military or the regime no no far from it. It is just the way Fijians relate to time and space. Well we know that the Chinese have the “patience” and they will always bid their time on things which westerners do not seem to quite understand. For Fijians its this thingy that others outside it do not seems to grasp quite clearly. But Fiji time is fiji time. When the Fiji time for something that we anticipate has arrived, its like the revolution of the earth. Its unstoppable. I believe we are seeing that taking shape, starting from the methodist church.

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