The Fiji Times reported that five people were awarded with the Order of Fiji awards for their service and contribution to the country. Basically, it is awarded to the friends and supporters of Fiji's corrupt and lying dictatorship.
The Companion of the Order of Fiji, the highest award out of the five that were awarded was given to Ikbal Jannif, for his eminent achievement and merit of the highest degree in service to Fiji or to humanity at large.
Hafizud Dean Khan and the dictator's brother in law, Francis Bulewa Kean, who was found guilty and incarcerated for kicking a young man to death, received the Officer of the Order of Fiji.
The Medal of the Order of Fiji was awarded to Jane Ricketts with the Service Medal Award going to former Commissioner of Fiji Corrections Services, Major General (retired) Ioane Naivalurua, for his long and faithful service by senior officers.
Fiji's Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Robin Nair, resigned from his position stating that “I came here to fix a few things and now things are looking much better. Just want to relax and enjoy my time a little bit.” Yeah right! So what did he fix?
He was also the Fijian ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, where he played an instrumental role in securing the release of 45 peacekeepers who had quickly surrendered and where held hostage by the Al-Nusra group. Millions of dollars where paid to release the hostages. There was a rumour at the time that this was a setup arranged by Khaiyum and Nair with the Al-Nusra group and a third party, to make Bainimarama look good before the elections by appearing to have freed the soldiers. The truth is still out there!
But the fact remains, that this was the first time in Fiji's history that its soldiers surrendered, and so quickly, without putting up any resistance. Yes, the leader of the 45 was the same bugger who tortured and beat up innocent citizens back home in Fiji. But he wasn't so tough then. What a joke! This is the Bainimarama legacy, lots of showing off, loud talking and acting tough back home because no one else has guns! But as soon as bullets came flying their way the Bainimarama officers showed their true colours! The other real brave soldiers just had to follow orders and surrender. Meanwhile, the nearby Philipino unit refused to surrender and fought their way to safety!
But dont forget that at the start of the mutiny on November 2nd, 2000, when the bullets started flying, JV Bainimarama abandoned his men and ran away like a scared little girl, down though the casava patch! This big bully, JV BAinimarama, was so scared that he shit in his pants like a baby! It was also not his last. A senior army officer summarised the event perfectly when he jokingly said, "it was raining that day, but there was dust in the air!"
Fiji's corrupt, lying, treasonous, rapist and murdering dictator, JV Bainimarama, removed the democratically elected Government and got rid of the indigenous Great Council of Chiefs [GCC].
Since then he and his corrupt, megalomaniac, puppeteer, Khaiyum, have continued to attack, dismantle and usurp power from Fijian institutions. They also:
Now its the control of the village councils and the Turaga-ni-koro [headman]. JV Bainimarama has dictated, under the pretense of wide spread consultations and approval, that different ethnicities are allowed to become the village turaga-ni-Koro if they live within the village boundaries and are appointed by the village council. This is just another step towards the removal of indigenous cultural autonomy.
So what are the indigenous Chiefs and leaders doing to protect their rights? Not much. So far they remain silent with only a few voices making the stand! What they need to do is grow the right stuff and stand up as a people and say "stop" to this treatment by JV Bainimarama. They need to start showing courage and leadership for their people, just like a lone Chief did when she stood her ground against the kaisi-bakola and dictator JV Bainimarama and his thugs.
Radio NZ reports that Fiji's director of Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission, Ashwin Raj, has made another Gnomic Pronouncement [Raj's words]. Raj says it's time to think about laws to regulate racist hate speech on social media starting with Facebook. Oh really!
This is basically another attempt by the corrupt Bainimarama dictatorship to restrict free speech before the 2018 general elections. They do not want the truth about their lies, corruption, nepotism, land theft and indigenous Fijian cultural genocide from being told to all Fijians.
Yes, Fijians across the world are using social media to inform their friends and families about the truth!
Facebook has become the voice of the oppressed peoples, among other things, used to reveal the truth about Bainimarama and his megalomaniac puppeteer Khaiyum. For example, how they have used the victims of TC Winston who, after a year since the cyclone, still live in tents. Their children attend school in leaky and muddy tents when over $150 million in cash had been donated to help the victims. So where did the money go if the victims are still living in tents and poverty? Meanwhile, Bainimarama received $5 million dollars to renovate and upgrade is already luxurious Government supplied house. He already gets paid more than the leaders of China and India and they each a population of more than a billion. Fiji has less than a million people!
The victims continue to suffer in silence, but Bainimarama has given himself yet another bonus, a $3,000 a day allowance for each and every day he is away overseas watching the Rugby 7's, holidaying or attending useless meetings and conferences all at the taxpayer's expense. These are just a few examples. The Auditor General's reports have highlighted more corruption under Bainimarama. And facebook has allowed Fijians to explain it's meaning to their family and friends back in their villages and communities across Fiji. There's many more stories about Bainimarama and his megalomaniac puppeteer Khaiyum's corruption, rigged elections, racism, indigenous cultural genocide, and destroying key industries like fishing and sugar.
Reality paints a far different picture to Khaiyum's fancy words about how great the economy is. It isn't. True investors are staying away with the country spending more than it earns. Fiji's national debt has increased by $2 billion, and mother nature has revealed the cheap construction of the roads, obliviously done to cut expenses and increase profits for the contractors. Now more millions are needed to fix the roads and bridges, and the cycle continues.
So Facebook has enabled Fijians, of all races, the world over, to connect and share their stories good and bad. The mix of good and nasty words used in comments highlights the different levels of intellect across the spectrum, all giving their opinion, some true, some false and some defiant. The truth is the enemy of the dictatorship adamant to remain in power, by hook or by crook or by force. But the people are communicating and the message is getting out to more Fijians who are becoming more enlightened.
Facebook is a safe haven away from Bainimarama's draconian media decrees and intimidation back in Fiji. Yes, Facebook has given the oppressed people, and the corrupt crooks too, a voice where they can express themselves freely and anonymously without fear of intimidation or torture by Bainimarama and khaiyum's goons, who also jump online and harass and spit their nasty venom in an attempt to hide the truth. But the truth is simple, its a fact, true and pure. Fortunately, social media users have become expert at identifying these vile, nasty trolls and have unfriended them. Good riddance!
According to Ashwin Raj, who is also the chair of Fiji's media authority, MIDA, who was speaking to FBC TV's 4 The Record programme, he said that racial stereotyping was flourishing on social media and it could descend into violence if left unchecked particularly ahead of next year's election. This sounds more like a threat against social media users!
Raj also claimed that prominent people and politicians in Fiji are what he called 'trash talking' people via sites like Facebook. But the dictatorships's family and friends and supporters are doing the exact same thing! Even using facebook to threaten and falsely accuse pro-democracy advocates. Double standards!
But Raj's own actions also speaks the same trash. He is the very person who sat in support behind Madame Nazhat Shameem-khan at the UN, when she insulted indigenous Fijians, calling them a privileged caste, in their own country! Raj also did nothing when the FBC insulted indigenous Fijians on national TV. Yet the FijiTimes CEO and management were arrested and charged for a similar activity. Raj is clearly applying double standards! The CEO of FBC is Khayium's younger brother! And now the FijiTimes CEO and senior staff have had their charges upgraded to sedition! What lunacy! Clearly, there is no rule of law in Fiji!
In addition, Raj says that "the state [the bainimarama dictatorship] was internationally and constitutionally legally obligated to ensure that racial discrimination was prohibited". Oh really! So why dont they apply it to themselves and practice it, before pointing fingers at anyone else! This is Bainimarama's new Fiji, a nako state, where lady justice's blindfold has been thrown away and the rule of law has taken its leave!
But not all is lost, not yet, the oppressed people have a voice through facebook and they are talking!
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