Fiji's internal jostle for power led by a Minister and Chief within the S.D.L party further undermines the rule of democracy. The denials by the Minister concerned; demonstrates the truth impairedment of the S.D.L party. It is about time that the office of Fiji President be selected from a democratic institution.
Yet the matter of mineral ownerships in Fiji, seems to be undergoing mis-information designed to further dis-enfranchise Fijian landowners. S.D.L Government's predictable billegerance on the matter, highlights their patronising trend of lip-service regarding indigneous concerns.
Bainimarama warns voters
Fiji Times Wednesday, March 08, 2006
Political slogans which promote Fijian unity during the general election period are false and do not do anything for indigenous Fijians to attain better economic livelihoods, says military commander Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama.
Commodore Bainimarama said these were the same messages that were preached by politicians since 2000 and yet Fijians had nothing to show for it.
"They (politicians) are really just playing on the emotions of the Fijians for their own political gains. It was used in 1987 and then in 2000 and we are still hearing these things now," he said.
Commodore Bainimarama said that the Government should publicise what its Affirmative Action programs had achieved for Fijians. He said Fijians did not show any progress that would have meant their unity had allowed them to prosper.
"The military is not against Fijian aspirations but these messages of unity only drive the Fijians to believe only a few politicians and end up breaking the law like the 2000 coup and still show nothing for it."
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