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If we grant immunity to be part of the constitution – the coup will continue in Fiji until God comes and takes us.”

Submissions question immunity clause

13:05 Today

 

 

Taken from/By: FBC News
Report by: Vosita Kotoiwasawasa

Submissions made to the Constitutional commission have questioned the need for the immunity clause in the new constitution.

The Commission has heard from a public hearing in Lami – that people need to be held accountable if the coup culture is to be removed.

Sepesa Niumatawalu says he has witnessed four coups in his lifetime.

“Granting of immunity to be built into the constitution – I do not agree completely. This has to be put out. It’s not to be put in there. If we grant immunity to be part of the constitution – the coup will continue in Fiji until God comes and takes us.”

Government has earlier stated that the immunity provision will be included in the new constitution.

But that hasn’t stopped Laisa Tuimaimoala from speaking against it.

“If there is a demand – we are supplying. We have to find a way to manage it. That’s the point I’m trying to make.”

The Constitution Commission meets at Ro Matanitobua House in Navua tomorrow.

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12 thoughts on “If we grant immunity to be part of the constitution – the coup will continue in Fiji until God comes and takes us.”

  1. i agree army needs to be reduced.
    than our coup culture will stop .
    we need overseas people to head police/army/prison/dpp/judges.
    local are puppets of regime

  2. The army needs to be reduced to be of equal size to the navy. Each commanding officer is then directly and independently responsible to the Minister responsible through the Secretary of Defense. Thus abolishing the post of Commander Military Forces.

    No more purchase of arms etc. they can continue to use the old 303s for ceremonial parades.

    Peacekeeping should be carried out by the Reserves only to provide employment and the regular force should never participate in any future peacekeeping operation.

    The Police to establish a counter terrorist unit…armed to the teeth with a new intelligence unit appropriately staffed with educated analysts.

    Otherwise we are destined to the coup cycle until the cows come home like the Vuaka himself use to say.

  3. We generally believe that a Constitution is a product of reason, deliberation and political science remains a vital part of our political self determination. The rule of reason should extend to both ends and means. The ends of law are to coincide with what reason reveals about the public good; the means law uses to reach those ends should always be subject to reasonable critique.

  4. Why crying about immunity now, when the whole fijian community, including the great council of cheats/thief’s, the parliament with majority indigenous fijians, was very quick to grant immunity to magaitinamu sitiveni rabuka and alter laws concerning crime of treason in 1987?

    hahhahhahhahhahhaha…………………

    Learning the hard way the i-taukeis. keep it up.

  5. “If there is a demand – we are supplying. We have to find a way to manage it. That’s the point I’m trying to make.”

    Manage it with common sense ! The only answer is to kill the buggers or jail them for life that is the only way to stop coups , desband the army to an army of engineers maybe 50 strong , strict gun laws of a maximum jail term of 10 years !

  6. Include them in Consttution as they are part of the process.Ortherwise there will be no end to coups.They will throw out any consttution when ever one tries to defeat their role and that is exactly the role they playing now.To watch over the Land and its people.They had seen thiefs in Previous Govt and were undermining the fijian race,They one day knew we might be soled to foreigners and that was when they reacted

  7. @ hurtdoppy

    Where in the world did you get that kind of role from.

    The military is a fighting force ready to fight wars to defend the country at the behest of political leaders. They are public servants paid by tax dollars and responsible to the people through the elected government.

    The notion of watching over land (whatever that means) is bull crap.

  8. The mention of the word immunity makes my heart sink in despair knowing full well that it is a continuation of the sad saga of coups since its inception in 1987 by rabuka. Those guys should be ashamed of asking for immunity for the wrongs that they have done. Imuunity should be mooted by people other than themselves.

  9. @ Fartypan

    “The notion of watching over land (whatever that means) is bull crap.”

    Well said.

    With immunity, the cycle will just continue. If Frank and Aiyaz TRULY think that they have legitimacy to their actions – why do they need immunity?

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