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Australia and New Zealand needs to enact new domestic laws outlawing terrorist acts in foreign countries like Fiji or face possible massive civil litigation

October 14, 2009

Pryde

Bloggers, the permanent eradication of the coup culture in Fiji needs the cooperation of people living in Fiji and abroad. Foreign Governments and NGO’s also have a role to play, but to effectively stop any coup culture in its tracks, you definitely need the cooperation of all the major players. Fiji is no exception

Whilst I commend the efforts of Australia and New Zealand thus far, however it is now time to step up another notch. They should begin in their own backyards by enacting new domestic laws, which makes it a criminal act for their citizens to be employed by or actively support an illegal regime like Fiji.

Take for instance Christchurch Lawyer Christopher Pryde. He was initially given a job by Aiyarse to work for the State as a lawyer, then in 2007 appointed Solicitor General for 5 years. Yesterday he took on an additional appointment as Permanent Secretary for Justice, Electoral Reform and Anti Corruption, which definitely comes with the appropriate remuneration.

Australia and New Zealand by enacting its own domestic laws prohibiting its own citizens from being employed by rouge governments do not impact on the innocent victims in Fiji at all, but only disadvantages the rouge government itself and those worthless opportunists who have forsaken their professional oaths to make a quick buck.

I have below FBI’s definition of a terrorist and I ask you bloggers to decide for yourself whether people like Christopher Pryde by association, in positions of power, who plays a major role in drafting and approving of Fiji’s illegal decrees, is fully aware by virtue of his position of the Military’s intimidating tactics and acquiesces to it by not resigning from their positions comes within this definition because I believe he may.

‘The unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a Government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objective.’

I urge Australian Prime Minister Hon. Kevin Rudd MP and New Zealand Prime Minister Hon. John Key MP to act responsibly and enact laws in your respective countries stopping your own citizens like Christopher Pryde from continuing to prolong the illegal junta’s reign of terror in Fiji by taking up lucrative jobs.

Failing to do so, means your citizens are in effect promoting the illegal junta’s reign of terror and by association, Australia and New Zealand are promoting terrorism and quite possibly terrorists in Fiji!

I certainly think it is in your national interest to enact these domestic laws forthwith because failing to do so could expose your governments to massive lawsuits from affected families for failing to properly applying your duty of care over your own citizens.

 Tui Savu.
President.
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14 Comments leave one →
  1. Reg permalink
    October 14, 2009 3:07 PM

    Veilewaitaki Kevin Rudd mada

    Fire Kuro Ti..

  2. Mark Manning permalink
    October 14, 2009 4:42 PM

    Bula tui
    i agree, but perhaps it can be taken a step further, whereby it encompasses International Law and includes any knowledge of or help and preparation of an illegal act against any Sovereign State and it’s people.
    The business sector should be covered by these laws, if they don’t already exist.
    So, we need legal professionals to lobby the International and National Governments, Courts, N.G.O. and any other interested parties.
    For god’s sake, we are not cave men or cannibals anymore, we are civilised, sophisticated human beings and it’s the 21st. bloody century.
    It’s time to stop fuck arising around and halt these acts of Treason before, not after, they decimate any community.
    No Commander etc. should be allowed to hide behind, :-
    ” this is a Sovereign State ” !

  3. C.I.A permalink
    October 14, 2009 6:28 PM

    More Afghanies are joining the Fiji Military Forces in an ATEMPT to go on UN mission abroad

  4. aleni3 permalink
    October 14, 2009 6:28 PM

    After WWII the United Nations arrested and prosecuted hundreds of those who actively participated in oppressive acts in Nazi occupied Europe, under the command of Germany’s Nazi government. Many public servants had no choice but to participate and they were forgiven but those who were found guilty were those who willingly and enthusiastically participated and profited from the misery they helped to create.

    Many were formerly respectable people, judges, doctors, teachers and, during the Nazi reign, probably thought they were safe. However quite a few swung from the gallows at Nuremburg.

    I see a number of persons who have been part of the illegal regime in Fiji who would fit a similar criteria. In principal they are little different from Nazis.

  5. Mark Manning permalink
    October 14, 2009 7:11 PM

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    Fiji interim Government sacks its reformer from Sugar Ministry
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    Fijian cops praised
    http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=131543

  6. Mark Manning permalink
    October 14, 2009 7:11 PM

    Fiji interim PM updates Melanesian leaders on progress
    http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/pacbeat/stories/200910/s2712326.htm

    Fiji barred from New Delhi Commonwealth Games
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    Bank of South Pacific buys up entities in Fiji
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  7. Peace Pipe permalink
    October 15, 2009 8:03 AM

    A very valid point Tui. Now we have the likes of pryde, sami, john prasad et al doing the shuffle with frank and assigning the nation to the scrapheap only to line their pockets in the process. If OZ and NZ did their homework properly by condemning and sanctioning these carbetbaggers who in a way are mercenaries we may not have the situation prolonged as it is. But then its just human nature where greed and opportunism the bad traits of man takes precedent over principle in some.

  8. Reg permalink
    October 15, 2009 10:55 AM

    The Nuremberg defence is not a defence..

    Perhaps we also need to look at ways of getting around legal amnesties and pardons.

    SR gave himself and the military one in 87, perhaps we need to find a way to throw that pardon out, try and convict him. Then go after FB.

    George Speight is the only one so far to have been tried and punished

    We cannot have good coups and bad coups… all coups are bad.. This would also involve prosecuting the members of the FMF that participated in the 87 coup. This would include that Fiji Democracy activist, JB..

    Perhaps Tui you could try this as a test case.. JB is I believe in Australia and probably in no rush to go back to Fiji..

    Can you or some other patriotic Fijian lawyer challenge the immunity given to SR, JB and the FMF after the 87 coup in an Australian court.

    Once coup makers and future coup makers see that there is no escape from justice, this may have some beneficial effects.

    Certainly worth a try and would do more to stopping coups in Fiji than any other political solutions…

  9. Mark Manning permalink
    October 15, 2009 1:53 PM

    Bainimarama Urges Fiji People To Eat Healthy
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    Olympic Newsdesk: Japanese Joint Bid for 2020 Against IOC Rules
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  10. lastpolarbear permalink
    October 15, 2009 2:06 PM

    http://www.jessicawatson.com.au/

  11. Reg permalink
    October 16, 2009 10:41 AM

    The more I think about my proposal the better it sounds..

    Go after SR and the RFMF, remove any protection against the crime of treason. Use JB as a test case, he is stuck in Australia with nowhere to run to…

    Since FB and most of his senior officers were all part of the 87 coup anyway, you would be scooping the lot in one swoop.

    After all they managed to get that South American General(Pinochet?) on his death bed.. why not SR and the FMF?

    Somebody give me a good reason why this should not be done. After all people only carry out coups because they know from history that they can get away with them…

    Lets remove that loophole that rewards traitors and criminals…

  12. Tim permalink
    October 19, 2009 8:14 PM

    @ Tui, unfortunately both OZ and NZ have a history lately of being very selective in applying their principles, and I’m afraid since Key and McCully came to government, it’ll have to be Australia that offers anything intelligent.
    I’ve often stated here in the past (way back) that the fastest way to neuter Frank is to just put him on the terrorist list – which is EXACTLY what he is. David Hicks and a Queensland doctor can be treated applalingly without so much as apology. When someone threatens, then actually executes a coup and holds an entire population hostage, it carries far less penalty.
    There are actually many many more sanctions that could be applied that would affect Frank – i.e. targeting the junta and its beneficiaries.
    Unfortunately when it comes to foreign policy, often both OZ and NZ think very very short term.
    And let’s face it, Pryde has only ever been after a cushy little number.
    But the double standards still don’t seem to have occured to both Rudd and Key. That is actively participating in an illegal government where a population is threatened and some very basic human rights are abused seems to be something they think should go without penalty.
    If however someone simply “thinks” about overthrowing a government, conspires or associates with certain groups but does not actually DO anything, they get jumped on.
    What’s worse is that often can’t seem to add up either (e.g. Tame Iti and “terrorist” raids, David Hicks and a stage in life where his behaviour was at WORST simpy very naiive, a queensland doctor and a SIM card)!

    Frank should have been put on the terrorist list in December 2006.
    Really – what’s the difference between Frank and Kim Jong Il? other than one has the potential to actually possess WMD, and the other merely commands an army (well I use the term command very loosely) which is responsible for deaths, beatings, hijacking a justice system and all the rest of it.
    Very very short term thinking!.
    The other thing that has got nowhere (and I mean NOWHERE) is this business of appeasement. Dialogue dialogue dialogue etc is all very well (and the offer has always been on the table), but negotiations in good faith actually requires the junta to act in good faith – something Frank and many of his accomplises are actually incapable of. They know its much easier to just try and portray themselves as poor little victims.
    Rudd and Key (and McCully) really need to have a think about it – they might actually realise just WHO the real victims are – and they aren’t members of this junta.

  13. Reg permalink
    October 20, 2009 1:29 PM

    Tim,

    I think you have an interesting definition of dialogue.. To me a dialogue means an frank exchange of ideas (no pun intended)/conversation between people.

    I do not think that we have been watching a dialogue, rather we have seen Aust and NZ telling Fiji …. we wont talk to you until you have elections and Frank saying… I will have them when I want so butt out…

    Not much of a dialogue, what do you think???.

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