I am not sure why they are wasting precious energy and tax-payer funded resources.
Fiji is ruled by the Fiji version of the Taliban already.
|Aiyarsi pictured in his heydey - a good muslim boy|
And they are as busy as hell riding rough-shod over the natives; our qoliqoli, our customs, freedoms , and forcibly euthanizing our traditions behind the facade of good governance.
This veneer is fronted by Aiyarse's fellow narcissist comrade and power hungry naval deckhand called Frank Bainimarama, who by force took over a legitimate government of Laisenia Qarase in 2006. Frank, of course was really running from charges of treason which were about to be foisted upon him at that time by Police Commissioner Hughes.
If Hughes had been successful at the time, it means that Frank would be behind jail bars today serving life, alongside George Speight. Sitiveni Rabuka would have also joined them sooner or later, for Fijian society had a duty to itself to halt the slide of the coup culture. And the only certain way to do this was to ensure treason charges would never be sidelined in favour of immunity for persons who carry out terrorist acts against the State.
Aiyarsi, with his glib veneer is tasked with seeing this is carried out, and Frank doesn't even think about the means to the end. Why should he ? He can't stop now or he might be arrested - especially if the Fijian people (that he doesn't trust) take back the reins of government via a true people's referendum.
FRANKS' PREMISE FOR GRABBING POWERAside from the fact that Frank was sprinting away from treason and murder charges, he, and his various mouthpieces now clearly believe it is the military's birth right to rule Fiji. The military treats the constitution, the most solemn and sacred document in Fiji, like a public football as they entrench themselves in the lies that cover their improprieties.
Any resentful or megalomaniac soldier can become our PM, by firing a shot at the Fiji president and 'capturing' a nearby radio station (already owned by the Fijian Taliban). Its easy.
WHY FRANK and AIYARSI WILL NOT and CANNOT RELINQUISH POWERLike in Nigeria's case, the international community is already laughing at Fiji for endlessly convening so called "Charter" meetings, Constitutional conferences, and other meetings to discuss this and that .... and so and so on. (Meanwhile in the background, draconian decrees keep getting churned out by Aiyarsi to keep the people silent and repressed).
The Taliban regime in Fiji do not sincerely believe that Fiji needs a new constitution. They are merely playing for time by window dressing and tactical maneuvering. What they really want ,is a autocratic one party dictatorship to keep themselves in power (hence all the decrees recently introduced to block and restrain certain political parties, popular leaders, and embargo public debate, meetings and campaigns)
Showing contempt for the process of seeking a constitutional draft (under the guise of seeking a path back to democracy) 'just cos' they didnt like the one convened by Prof. Ghai is but a ploy for buying time and digging in.
If there is truly to be a people's government that emerges in the promised elections 2014, the so called Assembly that is supposed to convene 2 months ago should be encouraging a
constitution that is in the best interest of 800,000 some Fijians, and not one that suits the regime which currently places itself above the constitution.
Governing a nation without a constitution is analogous to playing rugby without rules. As we have been witness, the goalposts have so constantly been changed and moved almost daily, we are dizzy from watching. Hence, it does not come as a surprise that we are drifting like a coconut on the ocean with no direction whatsoever.
Any constitution can only be ratified by a national referendum or by the people's representatives, and not by the unelected Assembly or regime appointed council of sorts.
The main reason on why it is too late for Frank and his Taliban family to give up their power and comfort , is that they know that a constitution approved by the people could be used to prosecute them for their misdeeds. Understandably then they have every reason to be VERY VERY AFRAID of the wrath of the people.
Therefore it follows, the regime will only approve a constitution that pardons them for their misdeeds and provides them with the freedom to go about their dirty business as freely as they please.
HALTING THE COUP CULTUREIn the real world, where REAL transparency and accountability matter, Fijians must regard anyone abolishing their constitution as a treasonable offence that receives the severest form of punishment in the country.
All the laughable excuses that the Fijian coup-plotters came up with (clean up campaign, qoliqoli bill, or that God sent them as saviours for Fiji) should not stop us from punishing coup plotters, as only a people's trial and conviction of past coup plotters will serve as a deterrence to future coup plotters.
Coups d'etat's will only end when we send to trial, and sentence former military Heads of State, governors, cabinet officers and the members of the so called Military Council to life imprisonment for usurping powers.
As responsible Fiji Citizens, we must re-establish the rule of law, not the rule of raw power.
The members of the Military are not above the law.
We cannot have one law for the rulers and another for the ruled.