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What Fiji Needs - A Response

Monday, 14 January 2013, 5:04 pm | Rajend Naidu

Contrary to the claims of the expatriate Australian Graham Davis - the self-style "independent" journalist who is working as a paid propagandist for the Fiji Military Regime - Fiji will not have a "genuine democracy" if the ... More >>

Spare A Thought For The Victim

Monday, 14 January 2013, 4:09 pm | Rajend Naidu

It is natural for men and women of reason to find the booking of a driver for scratching his ear amusing because of the absurdity of it. But there is nothing amusing in this absurd booking for the victim. The man has been subjected to quite unnecessary hassle. More >>

Accepting The Official View On Fiji

Monday, 14 January 2013, 4:06 pm | Rajend Naidu

Fr Kevin Barr has got this one the wrong way round. It is not Graham Davis who is "falling into the trap of accepting unquestioningly the official interpretation of events[in Fiji]" (Letters FS 11/1), it is Graham Davis the expatriate Australian ... More >>

Fiji Military Government To Make New Constitution

Monday, 14 January 2013, 4:05 pm | Rajend Naidu

We learn from Asia pacific editor Rowan Callick's article 'military rewrites new Fiji charter (the Australian 11/1) that the Fijian government will rewrite the draft constitution after unceremoniously dumping the draft made by the internationally ... More >>

Fiji Constitution Trashing Incident

Thursday, 10 January 2013, 4:33 pm | Rajend Naidu

With regards to the Fiji Draft Constitution burning matter, the people of Fiji and the international community have a very clear choice. Either to believe the Constitution Commission chair Professor Yash Ghai's version of events surrounding the confiscation ... More >>

Fiji Constitution Burning Saga

Thursday, 10 January 2013, 2:17 pm | Rajend Naidu

If " nobody [is] making convincing sense" to Allen Lockington "regarding the saga about the draft constitution burning" (Fiji Sun 10/1) then I have a feeling Allen has been listening to the wrong people. I suggest he take a look at ... More >>

Fiji's Constitution Burning Episode

Wednesday, 9 January 2013, 3:35 pm | Rajend Naidu

Sharon Smith- Jones claim that Rowan Callic's article ("Fiji cops torch constitution draft" 8/1) is" factually incorrect" and that "no printed copies of Fiji's draft constitution has been burnt" (Letters 9/1) should itself be ... More >>

Big Plans V Children's Park

Wednesday, 9 January 2013, 2:45 pm | Rajend Naidu

A public spirited citizen Viraj Goundar of RakiRaki has drawn attention to the "rusted" and "broken" and hazardous state of the play equipment at a children's park in Suva Point (FT 6/1) . More >>

Fiji : A Police State?

Tuesday, 8 January 2013, 9:23 am | Rajend Naidu

We learn from Asia Pacific Editor Rowan Callick's article ' Fiji cops torch constitution draft' (the Australian 8/1) that " Fijian police have seized and burnt copies of the draft constitution despite military ruler frank Bainimarama's pledge in his ... More >>

Balanced Picture Of Fiji

Tuesday, 8 January 2013, 9:23 am | Rajend Naidu

Prem Charan of Melbourne, Australia wants critics of the Fiji government - including such prominent critics like Professor Brij Lal and Professor Warden Narsey - to "give a balanced picture" of " the good that is happening in the country" ... More >>

Supervision By The People

Friday, 21 December 2012, 11:31 am | Rajend Naidu

Can you believe it the traditionally secretive and closed Chinese State is providing security protection for a citizen journalist website founder and editor so that he can continue to expose the endemic corruption within the Chinese Communist Party ... More >>

America's Gun Insanity

Wednesday, 19 December 2012, 11:26 am | Rajend Naidu

Many commentaries have been made in the aftermath of the Connecticut school shooting which saw 20 small children and 7 adults gunned down. (I have again added my voice on this subject. After the last gun massacre the Los Angeles Times published by views ... More >>

Gillard's Party

Tuesday, 11 December 2012, 4:02 pm | Rajend Naidu

In response to R Brown's letter (FT 11/12) I should like to point out for his elucidation that the Australian Labour Party which the Prime Minister Julia Gillard currently leads is the oldest political party in Australia. More >>

Obama Warns Assad

Wednesday, 5 December 2012, 4:37 pm | Rajend Naidu

US President Barack Obama warned Syrian President Basher Assad not to use chemical weapons on his own people because that is "totally unacceptable". He said the world was watching and there would be "consequences" (ABC news 4/12). More >>

Valueing The Mangrove

Thursday, 22 November 2012, 2:41 pm | Rajend Naidu

It doesn't make sense does it? I mean if Fiji got an international award for a mangrove planting project why would anyone in his right mind want to then chop down a mangroove forrest any where in Fiji? More >>

Presidential View On Democracy

Tuesday, 20 November 2012, 10:49 am | Rajend Naidu

If anyone - the rulers or the ruled - anywhere in the world wants any clarification on what human rights, human freedom, human dignity and democracy means for the human race they should listen to US President Barack Obama's speech at Rangoon University ... More >>

Undemocratic Leaders Unwelcomed

Friday, 9 November 2012, 3:52 pm | Rajend Naidu

I liked it when I heard the Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard say at the Democracy Summit in Bali which she is co.chairing that she has no intention of meeting the Iranian President Ammadejina (SBS news 8/11). More >>

Elected V Unelected

Tuesday, 6 November 2012, 11:52 am | Rajend Naidu

You have, on the one hand, the most powerful president (Barack Obama) in the most powerful country on planet earth (USA) having to fight like hell to get re-elected for another 4 years in office and you have, on the other hand, lousy unelected leaders ... More >>

Assange Threat

Friday, 17 August 2012, 8:59 am | Rajend Naidu

Assange has nothing to fear as the British Government threat to raid the Ecuadorean Embassy in London to arrest him proves. Nobody - least of all the US - is interested in Assange the WikiLeaks editor anymore according to Praneet Singh. More >>

Fiji: A Questionable Development

Tuesday, 14 August 2012, 11:05 am | Rajend Naidu

My friend Dr Warden Narsey's watchful eyes have picked up some development work taking place in Nasese which he contends requires public explanation from local and state authorities.(Fiji Sun 13/8). More >>