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Ro Teimumu Kepa says the Great Council of Chiefs has stood all of Fiji’s people – not just the indigenous Fijians – in good stead.

Call for UN to intervene in Fiji over indigenous rights

Posted at 02:39 on 16 March, 2012 UTC

The paramount chief of Fiji’s Rewa province is calling for the United Nations to intervene over what she describes as an erosion of democracy in her country.

Ro Teimumu Kepa says the decision by the interim prime minister to dissolve the Great Council of Chiefs, along with his assumption of responsibility for appointing chairs of provincial councils, contravene indigenous rights.

Ro Teimumu thinks there’ll be an acceleration of similar decisions, right down to village level, in the formulation of a new constitution.

“This is a case I believe that UN body should be looking into. It’s all part of the same thing that will determine their long life in their autocratic ways of dealing with people in Fiji.”

Ro Teimumu Kepa says the Great Council of Chiefs has stood all of Fiji’s people – not just the indigenous Fijians – in good stead.

She also says the 2006 coup has only lasted so long because the regime suspended the council shortly after it took power.

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6 thoughts on “Ro Teimumu Kepa says the Great Council of Chiefs has stood all of Fiji’s people – not just the indigenous Fijians – in good stead.

  1. Ro Teimumu Kepa has just outed herself as a complete moron. Calling for the UN to help against the actions of a, well say dictatorship, is the same as asking the fox to guard the chicken coop. Please keep in mind old girl that the UN is not only the most incompetent institution on this planet, it is also the one that has nurtured and keeps nurturing our military. Where do you think the Fiji military would be without the countless opportunities for the soldiers to earn serious money in so called peace keeping operations. And where is the UN when another dictator slaughters his population as we see on a daily basis in Syria. UNDP has no trouble supporting the Fiji government when all other donors have long closed their projects. ILO has not come out with a view when we introduced -well – less than labor friendly labor decrees. And where is the highest UN police chief (yes that is our good old PolCom Hughes) when it comes to disclosing for what he was investigating our beloved PM. Keep dreaming about the UN Ro!

  2. Rabuka make the 87 coup with 20 men.

    Who this dictator- he is one man and one man only.

    A coup will reinstate the GCC like the muslim league of fiji exist in fiji forever.

    The junta is only dozen thugs who abuse of the chain of command of security forces.

  3. Sharon the UN wont resurrect the GCC but the iTaukeis will

    Once the GCC is up the illegal regime down and out.

  4. So when the GCC supported all previous coups in fiji, they stood for all of fijis people – this person Kepa has lost all her senses

    she is a moron
    The chiefs in fiji have benefitted since independence at the expense of ordinary fijians, be it lase rentals, their allowances or money earned through corruption.

    It has taken a courages man like Voreqe Bainimarama to stand firm and correct all the past wrongs of the GCC – great council of CORRUPTS.

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