The chance of Fiji having truly FREE and FAIR democratic elections in 2014 is highly unlikely. Bainimarama cannot and will not approve or hold an election that has the smallest amount of risk, chance or possibility of him losing and being arrested.
There is just too much evidence of the crimes committed by Fiji’s dictator Frank Bainimarama, which include treason, sedition, murder, torture and corruption. The dictator has also shown that he is prepared to say and do anything to remain in power, including rejecting the draft constitution prepared by his own Constitution Commission, lying to the people of Fiji and to the international community and beating up and intimidating civilians and members of the opposition.
Bainimarama is guilty and he knows it. This is why he is desperate for immunity provisions to be included in the new Fiji constitution -- Provisions that give him and his corrupt family and friends immunity from prosecution for their involvement in past coups.
To make matter worse for Bainimarama, the people of Fiji objected to immunity being given to anyone involved in any past or future coups. The people voiced their objection in over 7,000 submissions they made to Bainimarama’s own Prof Ghai led Constitution Commission. Subsequently Bainimarama rejected the Prof Ghai draft Constitution, which had been prepared by two world constitutional experts.
Bainimarama then ordered his partner in crime, the corrupt and highly unqualified Attorney General, Khaiyum, to draft a new constitution. It is obvious that their version will include the immunity provisions that they so desperately need, and it will also include other provisions that will allow Bainimarama and Khaiyum to steal native Fijian lands, and remain in power. Both Bainimarama and Khaiyum also travelled the country lying to the people of Fiji in an attempt to convince the people that their draft constitution safeguards native land ownership and is good for everyone. These are blatant lies by two desperate people.
The illegal AG Khaiyum also told local communities, during his visit, that he will be given immunity. This suggests that Khaiyum and Bainimarama have already decided that they will receive immunity no matter what and remain in power. This is in-line with the current political party registration fiasco – all for show, with forever changing goalposts. It also suggests that Bainimarama and Khaiyum have already decided to apply their version of the constitution and force it onto the people of Fiji. If they do force it onto the people and still lose the elections, then it follows that they will most likely carry out another coup to remain in power and out of prison.
Members of the military council and some senior civil service staff also stated that Khaiyum told them that there will not be any elections for 20 years. This allegation is supported by Bainimarama’s record of breaking every promise he has made relating to holding free and fair elections.
The 2014 elections, therefore, if it does happen, will not likely remove Bainimarama from power. And no amount of foreign aid funding is likely to provide the “magic incentive” that will suddenly convince Bainimarama into holding truly free and fair democratic elections. Not unless the foreign aid includes some form of political asylum for Bainimarama and his corrupt relatives and friends. Or even just for Bainimarama and his family. Maybe an MSG member country would be generous enough to take-in Bainimarama and his stolen loot.
Anyone who still thinks that the 2014 elections, held under the Bainimarama and Khaiyum dictatorship, will provide them with the answer to vote in another government to replace the Bainimarama junta is totally dreaming, or still believes in Santa Clause.
This whole situation leaves the oppressed people of Fiji with few choices, some more difficult than others. They can choose to:
IF you have reached that critical point and decide to proceed, AND you do succeed in removing the Bainimarama junta (Phase-1) then this guide is for you (Phase-2). It outlines necessary steps to help you take the country through to elections ASAP. The new government (Phase-3) will then be responsible for leading the country forward.
Removing the Bainimarama dictatorship will create a power vacuum, however temporarily, and the vacuum will need to be effectively managed so that the country is not thrown into chaos or disarray and there is no loss of life or damage to any property.
It will also be essential that:
Until the new government is elected the person leading the overthrow will need to:
See spreadsheet for stakeholder analysis with specific tasks and responsibilities.