Col fisher is rewarded for ignoring the people.
Professor Yash Ghai was hired by the illegal government of Fiji to lead the Constitution Commission to draft a new constitution for Fiji.
Professor Ghai was khaiyum’s thesis supervisor and Professor Chistina Murray was recommended by the USA. These are two world experts in developing constitutions. The other members were regime selections.
In drafting a new constitution, the constitution commission received submissions from the people of Fiji outlining what they wanted in the constitution and how Fiji should be run. These submissions together with Professor Ghai’s and Professor Murray’s vast experience and expertise in constitutional law formed the basis of the draft Fiji constitution (Ghai constitution). In it the commission recommends, amongst other things, that the RFMF return to barracks and come under civilian rule. This is not what Bainimarama wants to hear.
Any return to the barracks and to civilian rule will mean almost certain arrest and imprisonment for Bainimarama. Bainimarama will then most likely be imprisoned at the Naboro maximum prison, where the CRW soldiers that Bainimarama betrayed, had brutally beaten up and then imprisoned, wait patiently for him (Bainimarama).
So now Bainimarama has engaged his “jester” in the military to threaten Fijians into accepting bainimarama’s dictatorship and demands for total immunity.
Bainimarama and khaiyum’s initial plans were to appoint a Constitution Commission to draft a new constitution for Fiji (Ghai constitution). They would then sabotage the constitution making process and replace the Ghai constitution with their illegal and already drafted khaiyum constitution and submit it as Fiji’s new constitution.
The khaiyum constitution gives bainimarama total immunity from prosecution and puts Bainimarama in the president’s high office. It will also condemn Fiji to a future of:
· high levels of corruption
· low investments
· oppression of the people
· theft of resources
· high unemployment
· increased poverty
· increased beatings of citizens
· increased crime rate
· loss of native lands, customs and traditions
· a failed economy.
These are just a few of the negatives under a continued Bainimarama dictatorship.
Bainimarama and khaiyum just need to implement their khaiyum constitution as Fiji’s new constitution and they will be home free to continue to oppress and to rob the people of Fiji of its resources.
But the people of Fiji, in their submissions to the Prof Ghai led Constitution Commission stated that they don’t want immunity given to anyone involved in past or future coups. This was reflected in the Ghai Constitution draft. Again, this was not what Bainimarama and khaiyum were hoping for.
So khaiyum ordered copies of the printed Ghai constitution burnt and cancelled all public consultations of the Ghai constitution. This, they incorrectly thought, would enable them to give the constituent assembly a copy of their khaium constitution and no one would be the wiser.
Bainimarama then handpicked his mistress, Nazhat Shameem (who is married to Aslam Khan, the CEO of Vodafone Fiji), to lead the Constituent Assembly and manipulate it into accepting and recommending the khaiyum constitution, that she helped draft, as Fiji’s new constitution. Other hand-picked members of the assembly will be Bainimarama supporters who will rubber stamp Nazhat Shameem’s recommendations. This was Bainimarama and khaiyum’s devious plan all along.
This is a clear conflict of interest as the kahium constitution gives Bainimarama immunity from prosecution and puts Bainimarama in the presidents high office and condemns Fiji to a bleak future under bainimarama and khaiyum. But Bainimarama doesn’t care. He never did, he only wants to remain out of prison and ruling Fiji. Any conflict of interest, under Bainimarama and khaiyum, is non-existent when they do it, it only applies if other people do it or if done by people that Bainimarama and khaiyum don’t like, or who refuse to pay them the “appropriate fees”.
THE GHAI CONSTITUTION RELEASED
Prof Ghai, however, released a copy of the draft constitution that he had submitted to the illegal president, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, for all the people of Fiji to see. See also the Prof Yash Ghai Appendage and Explanatory report.
This means that khaiyum can not just give the constituent assembly a copy of their khaiyum constitution and falsely claim that it was drafted by the Prof Ghai led constitution commission. The people of Fiji now have a copy of the Ghai constitution draft and can easily compare it to that given to the constituent assembly.
THE MILITARY JESTER
Bainimarama and khaiyum have now resorted to their “jester” in the military to intimidate and threaten the people of Fiji into accepting the khaiyum constitution.
One may conceptualize jesters in two camps: those of the natural fool type and those of the licensed fool type. Whereas the natural fool was seen as innately nit-witted, moronic, or mad, the licensed fool was given leeway by permission of the court. In other words, both were excused, to some extent, for their behavior, the first because he "couldn't help it," and the second by decree. In this case, as RFMF Land Force Commander.
Bainimarama’s jester is Col Mosese Tikoitoga. He was born and raised as Mosese Fisher, from Savusavu. He changed his name after the coup to appear more acceptable as an i-Taukei. However, soldiers don’t consider Col Fisher and Bainimarama as i-Taukei. They are considered to be kai-loma, part-European. And as previous jesters did, Col Fisher (Tikoitoga) is pleasing his master and being cunning enough not to bite the hand that feeds him.
The jester tells the Fiji Sun that:
This is the legacy of the Bainimarama dictatorship. Unqualified and incompetent military officers and Bainimarama relatives have been promoted to high office across the civil service and are talking about and discussing issues well above their level of comprehension and intellect.
The jester also states that the people, that he is duty bound to protect but blatantly ignores to protect his job, must be advised that the RFMF talks on issues.
But the people must understand that when Col Mosese fisher (Tikoitoga) or any other military officer talks about the military’s views or demands, he/they are actually referring to bainimarama's views and demands. It is not the views and demands of the RFMF institution. The functions, views and demands of the RFMF are outlined in the Fiji constitution and public service code of conduct that Bainimarama has broken and ignores so that he can keep himself from being arrested and imprisoned.
All views and demands expressed by col Fisher are dictated to him by Bainimarama and khaiyum. They are not his own. To say anything else would mean Col Fisher is removed from office and out looking for work. This is the same issue faced by other officers of the RFMF. Do they risk their families livelihoods or do they just keep their heads down and just wait until someone else stands up and does something to help the oppressed people.
Col Fisher also states that the military will remain strong and no one can weaken it. This is incorrect because col fisher knows that not all officers and soldiers support Bainimarama. This is why Bainimarama has had to use his special unit of sodomite goons led by Aseri Rokoura and Ben Naliva to intimidate and beat soldiers into submission.
The jester Col fisher tikoitoga’s comments comes amidst growing controversy over Professor Yash Ghai’s draft constitution, and proposals in it. Colonel Tikoitoga stated that they are aware of moves by certain individuals, groups and political parties to weaken the Republic of Fiji Military Forces. Sources say that this is already happening.
SUPPORT FOR MILITARY AND NOT FOR BAINIMARAMA
Colonel Tikoitoga said the military has strong support from the very people the three main parties are now claiming to have as their power base. But this is what jesters do. They lie and Col Fisher is an expert at it, or is he suggesting that the military and not Bainimarama has the support?
If Bainimarama has the support then why does he and khaiyum need to resort to devious tactics to sabotage the constitution process? Why burn the Ghai draft constitution and cancel all public consultations? Doesn’t look like they have the support of the people and they know it!
Bainimarama, through the military, has questioned the neutrality of the Constitution Commission that he and khaiyum setup.
Colonel Tikoitoga fisher also said that the influence of the old political parties and other groups on the Constitution Commission was seen in Professor Ghai’s draft constitution. This included sections on soldiers not having to follow orders they consider illegal and proposals leading to a possible downsizing of the military. But these were recommendations made in submission by the people and in the constitution process.
Colonel Tikoitoga Fisher also said it was a foundation of any military force that soldiers follow orders. So why didn’t his commander Bainimarama follow the orders of his commander in Chief?
Col Fisher tikoitoga said whether right or wrong, they have to obey. Therefore, as we have mentioned before, it is paramount that any person elected to lead the RFMF is of a high calibre, is highly educated and experienced, of sound moral standing, intellectually stable, honest, of the highest integrity and honour and is cable of leading men and women of the disciplined forces and protecting the constitution of Fiji.
Col fisher says that whoever gave the order would be responsible if questions arose over the order. He stressed that soldiers sign an oath to follow orders and they will at all times abide by it. But Frank Bainimarama did not follow the orders of his commander in chief the President of Fiji. So why are the officers and soldiers of the RFMF expected to follow orders?
Nor did frank Bainimarama fulfill his sworn duty to protect of the elected government of Fiji, but instead Bainimarama had them overthrown in a coup so that he could escape the law and avoid being arrested and charged for treason, murder and disobeying orders.
The officers and soldiers of the RFMF are not duty bound to follow current orders. The legal constitution of Fiji has been removed by bainimarma and khaiyum so it’s the duty of every serving officer and soldier to defend the constitution and the people of Fiji from Bainimarama and khaiyum and their group of thugs who are holding Fiji hostage and keeping the people of Fiji under fear and oppression.
The Constitution Commission recommended that there should be regular periodic reviews of the role of the military, and a possible reduction in size. This is included in the functions of an unelected National People’s Assembly proposed by the Constitution Commission. This body and a proposed revival of the Bose Levu Vakaturaga are seen by the military as undemocratic and counter to one vote, one value, one people. However, the military, as the jester Col Fisher Tikoitoga clearly states only follows orders, and is therefore un-democratic! So it too should have its commander and senior officers democratically elected.
The jester Col Fisher said any move to weaken the Republic of Fiji Military Forces won’t happen, so he is advocating a dictatorship. And the proposed National People’s Assembly, according to Colonel Tikoitoga Fisher, is an institution that will be a burden to taxpayers. They would not be elected by the people, just like the commander RFMF and his senior officers so why should the military be making any decisions at all? Col tikoitoga fisher can also ask his illegal commander Bainimarama the same question. I can just picture him doing it.........io.
Col fisher says that power should be in the hands of the Parliament elected by the people as Fiji becomes a true democracy. So why is Bainimarama and khaiyum holding the power in a dictatorship?
Colonel Tikoitoga has urged Government critics to come on board and move forward with the Government. But the military only want to hear its views being repeated by all others. Any other view is unacceptable as col Fisher has earlier claimed that the military will finish what it had started in 2006. Col fisher stated that, Whether they’re in or out, Government with the support of the manipulated soldiers of the Fiji military will carry on the cleanup and reform process underway since the illegal 2006 military takeover. There is no turning back.
In 2006 the military clearly had one set of orders and objectives while Bainimarama clearly had another agenda in mind. Bainimarama’s agenda has been revealed over the past months by his actions and that of his puppeteer khaiyum.
So what is col Fisher on about talking about democracy and moving Fiji forward when he has no say in its direction but can only repeat what has been dictated to him by bainimarama.
BAINIMARAMA ABUSING THE OFFICE OF COMMANDER RFMF
Bainimarama is abusing the office of the Commander of the RFMF to save himself from being arrested and from going to jail. Bainimarama is NOT saving Fiji, but saving himself from prison.
The RFMF is no longer protecting the people of Fiji. It is being led and manipulated into protecting the murderer and treasonous Frank Voreqe bainimarama who threatened the democratically elected PM and Government into illegally renewing his contract as Commander.
But what is worse is the educated officers of the RFMF who knowingly go along with supporting bainimarama's treasonous actions and corrupt practices. They do this with their eyes wide open so that they can remain employed while the oppressed people of Fiji suffer high unemployment, increased poverty, increased living costs, intimidation and fear and an increasing loss of their traditions, customs and identity.