Vote-Yes 'Fiji Truth Commission' Movement Blog
‘Fiji Truth Commission’
For a small Nation like Fiji, a dot in the Pacific ocean, crippled by a culture of military dictatorship over the last two decades, has emerged with even more damage to the lives of its citizens, its economy, tourism, loss of jobs, rapidly increasing poverty, anarchy etc.
The Military regime under the dictatorship of Frank Bainimarama who together with his predessor Sitiveni Rabuka, another army man are the authors of what Fiji is now today. These two men together with those that have elected to stay by them, be it interim government officials, business men, Civil servants & the likes have acted as if they were above the law.
The current military-run government headed by Bainimarama has not done justice to the people of Fiji. What both he & Rabuka have done are wrong and must be fully exposed so it never happens again.
We are therefore proposing the idea of a ‘Fiji Truth Commission’ to investigate abuses & corruption during both the Bainimarama [2006-current] & Rabuka [1987-2000] Administration. These abuses may include the use of violence, torture, warrantless hauling in of ordinary people [whether Fiji citizens or visitors], gagging of media both local & overseas personels, telephone wiretapping, cyber-spying, extraordinary rendition, and executive override of laws.
As a result of these Coup de tat (s) being executed by these army men & their supporters over the past several years, Fiji has suffered great divisons so deeply embedded that it has created an atmosphere of fear, intimidation and harrassment. It has pushed Fiji government into a ‘puppet-state’ being ruled by powerful nations that Bainimarama has elected to borrow money from in order to keep Fiji afloat finacially. Fiji is far less productive and Fiji society has suffered much setbacks thus making it less civil.
Fiji people are being deprived of a fair and equitable society and much to Bainimrama’s disgust, Fiji Bloggers & Friends of Fiji and others have had a gutsful and one need only to look at the contents & high quality of their articles in their blogs to gauge the mood of where Fiji is at at this point in time. Enough is Enough.
Fiji people are not ‘vengeance materials’ but in their own ways help will come to their doorstep and if this is to be one of them so be it. Fiji need a fair-minded pursuit of what has transpired & actually happened. Fiji’s Final Solution will be to move forward and Get to the Truth of it all, holding those responsible accountable for their actions and letting the Fiji people & the world know what the motives were & what actually happened. This will ensure that the ‘bad experience of the last two decades does not happen again and allow the next generation to enjoy a peaceful future.
Please sign & email your vote to our online petition @ Vote-Yes ‘Fiji Truth Commission’Movement http://luveiviti.wordpress.com/ & urge all Fiji people Globally to seriouslyconsider establishing the Fiji Truth Commission in order to investigate both Bainimarama & Rabuka’s regime’s & Administration’s abuses.
Fiji has great Lawyers, Advocates, Civil Societies, Religious bodies, Political Parties, Trade Unions, Non Profit Groups, Business organisations etc who can assist Fiji to be restored back to Normalcy. Fiji needs to restore its Constitution that has been put there by the people and not one dictated by the military dictatorship & their handlful of thinkers.
Fiji needs to renew its commitment to international law after 20 corrosive years. We appeal to you readers, Fiji Citizens, Fiji families, Business Associates and those who have close link with Fiji or contemplating Fiji as next stop, the current ‘ Fiji’s Dark Chapter in Fiji’s History will & can come to pass much quicker than year 2014 if we hold hands & move forward on this.
So do Vote-Yes for Fiji Truth Commission if you feel so strongly, just like how we feel, about investigating what really happened.
Here’s to a Better Fiji & we look forward to your support.