Naturally the senior, more experienced, educated and capable officers felt hard done by. Assuming that at least a few RFMF officers are smart enough to see what he is about to do, his use by date may finally have arrived. In the past, it was the Indo-Fijian politicians who used to take the Fijian chiefs to task over political and traditional authority. In the perspective of history, the formation of the FLP and the statements of its leaders saw the rebirth of the ‘agitational politics’ whose origins can be traced to militancy among the Indo-Fijian labourers on the sugar plantations. Declaring that ‘I will not yield to the vaulting ambitions of a power-crazy gang of amateurs-none of whom has run anything-not even a bingo’, charged that there was an FLP ploy to destroy the chiefly system. The Great Council of Chiefs cannot hold him [Bainimarama] to ransom indefinitely, for if they do, they could be swept aside by the power of the guns. The same night a meeting was held between Ratu Mara and Commodore Bainimarama.
The Commodore has the firepower, and perhaps the will power, to rule Fiji by the gun for a long time in the South Pacific- a spectre that must be avoided at all cost. Under this constitution and who ever comes to power controls native land and administration which means they control the tangible economy and can enact laws to justify it’s political means of economic power at the detriment of the native Fijians. These institutions, while creating a ‘state within a state’, gave the Fijian chiefs limited powers to rule their subjects, and to deeply influence the subsequent history of the colony. I do not want to make enemies but to a ‘Kai Lau’ like me, if someone is against my chief he is also against me and my family right to the grave. It was however a continuation of the coup culture that began in History is also telling us that village bylaws are not a good option for the present and future development of the iTaukei.
He did not spell out the punishment for the other races ‘ingratitude’ or pose the rhetorical question: This handful of allegedly God-fearing men, some of chiefly rank, told their plans to Rabuka, exchanged opinions, and turned to Gold for help. He said Rabuka need look no further that the position and history of his mataqali. The radical Fijians claim that at the grass-roots level, democratic structures, specifically democratically elected village, district, and local kbaiyum councils and committees, manned by the elected representatives of the people should be established to decide matters of Fijian and national concern.
In April it seemed that a majority of Fijians had quietly accepted the leadership change.
One is that they were led by a row boat captain who’d never held a real military operational command position in his life. Remember it had been Vore themselves who requested Qarase to obtain PM. We took in the Indians which Britain brought us…They won’t learn our language, our customs, join our political parties.
Maybe it’s because of the Fijian culture that he is a big chief and because he was groomed well by the colonial government’.
But as socialist experiments show fm other parts of the world it always fails. In fact most of them think that the people have nothing to do with their aiyzz and status. Robertson, ‘the domination of the eastern chiefs particularly over the west, but it also resulted in the rise of a new type of bureaucratic chief, aware of the need to adjust to the demands of the colonial state if they were to achieve their class aims’. The objectives underlying Gordon’s policies were similar to those which had given rise to colonial practices elsewhere: The reality, as we know from the recent election results, turned out to be quite different.
Misinformed duh in your dreams. Don’t insult their intelligence. This means the so called clean up will eventually become very dirty even dirtier then before by thrsis new beginning!!! For the last 15 years I have done nothing tuesis educate him. It is an attempt to stem the tide and salvage their hold and support of the Fijian people. Some dissertation editors not only edits, but also provides hands-on tips and tools to get your ihaiyum done.
That base is being eroded.
The Alliance Party responded in kind. Ratu David, himself a high chief, said to remove chiefs would ‘pave way for instability’.
It touched me, and also touched my culture, tradition and my people. A similar parallel can be drawn between the role and place of commoner and individual Fijians in the overall Fijian traditional society vis-a-vis the chiefs and the Great Council of Chiefs.
The resolutions were finally passed despite the abstention from Ratu Mara and then Deputy Prime Minister, Ratu Penaia, who pointed out that to change the Fiji Constitution required the consent of a two-thirds majority in both Houses. Traditional Authority in Colonial Era British colonial rule was established following the Deed of Cession in whereby Fiji became a possession and dependency of the British Crown.
It would appear from this distance that the Great Council of Chiefs, still living in their traditional ways, have been misled.
The Council also resolved that the two resolutions be forwarded for inclusion on the agenda of the Great Council of Chiefs meeting scheduled for November A former chairman of the Levuka School Board, D.
As an indigenous Fijian myself, I find Mr Khaiyum’s thesis absolutely correct on almost all points. There has been a gradual erosion of their political influence, accelerated particularly in the urban areas and this is a last ditch attempt to contain that’.
He told the nation: Newer Post Older Post Home. Yes the Constitution was a complete turn around from the sentiments that catpulted Rambo into the limelight. His men however have the finger on the trigger to let off their guns, which have remained silent since 5 December.
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