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Shades of Qarase…….”The only way to stop the coup is to include in the constitution that the Prime Minister and the President of Fiji can seek international intervention if a coup happens.”

Call to cut size of force

Maciu Malo Tuesday, August 21, 2012

NADI resident Bakshi Singh wants a reduction in the size of the military and its budget to be included in the new constitution.

He made the comments while making his submissions to the Constitution Commission in the Nadi Civic Centre yesterday.

“Our military operations created by the past government is very large, the expenditure is very high,” he said.

“The set-up is so high as if we have a threat of superpowers. We should reduce military expenditure by deploying military personnel in other sectors such as agriculture, forest and fisheries so they can be self-funded.” Mr Singh said the coup culture in Fiji should also end.

“The only way to stop the coup is to include in the constitution that the Prime Minister and the President of Fiji can seek international intervention if a coup happens.”

Mr Singh said all Fijians should be offered free services.

“We want free education from kindergarten to university level for all Fijian students,” he said.

“There should be free medical services for local and overseas treatment for all Fijians.

“Water supply should be made free and also electricity should be free for villages and settlements.

“Housing grants for first home buyers and sugar cane harvesting and transporting to be the responsibility of Fiji Sugar Corporation because they are making too much money.”

Mr Singh said a government unit should be set up to buy directly from the farmers for export at market price.

Mr Singh said the iTaukei Lands Trust Board and the Lands Department should be empowered to repossess all vacant land and give these lands for use to other Fijians for income-generating sources.

He added there should only be 40 parliament members with 15 government ministers.

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7 thoughts on “Shades of Qarase…….”The only way to stop the coup is to include in the constitution that the Prime Minister and the President of Fiji can seek international intervention if a coup happens.”

  1. “The only way to stop the coup is to include in the constitution that the Prime Minister and the President of Fiji can seek international intervention if a coup happens.”

    Is this guy some sort of imbecile or what ?

    Qarase tried, just as well John Howard was of sound mind and saw that such an intervention would have an detrimental outcome not only on the intervening forces but also the people of Fiji not withstanding Fiji’s infrastructure.

    There is is only one way of eliminating once and for all the coup culture in Fiji and that is to put to death all coup perpetrators and their followers, even though such instigators are now deceased, they must be exhumed and their bones burned for all to see.

    The families members of coup perpetrators must be identified and publicly flogged.

  2. ““The only way to stop the coup is to include in the constitution that the Prime Minister and the President of Fiji can seek international intervention if a coup happens.””

    Usually when something is declared to be the ONLY way, it is wrong. Usually there are other possibilities.

    Regarding free water, etc., one must consider economics. The $$ to pay for these FREE things must come from someplace. It may well be reasonable to make education free through the secondary level and find ways to make tertiary education more affordable.

    Another thing that should be done, and for which I pushed hard when I lived in Fiji (1994 – 2004), is to make it possible for school drop outs to return to school and complete their secondary educations. In other countries, students who drop out before completing their secondary educations are strongly encouraged to return to school and finish. Even night classes are provided for them so that they can complete their secondary educations while working. Making that possible would provide economic opportunities for school drop outs and unless that is possible, some school drop outs are economically handicapped for the rest of their lives. There are all sorts of excuses for not providing that opportunity, but the excuses are not valid. Instead, the excuses reflect an antiquated and rigid way of thinking that works to the detriment of the country and those who have dropped out of school.

  3. The only way to end the coup culture in Fiji is to make a coup legal. Why can’t we have a constitution that states that the colonel with the most and the biggest guns has the right to rule the country?

  4. @ penny
    I agree with you and Mr Davis and the deviant from horowhenua.
    Military coups are great for the economy and should be franchised. We could have one every second thursday supported by groupies like Father Barr Barr, Rev Whiskey, Peni moore and the rubber stamper ghai?

  5. @ Sai

    “There is is only one way of eliminating once and for all the coup culture in Fiji and that is to put to death all coup perpetrators and their followers”

    So, you want everyone to execute Frank, Aiyaz and you for your treason? Have you gone off your meds again Sai? Or has chasing your tail finally meant that your arse has eaten your head?

  6. I wouldn’t be so generous as to call it an execution . Perhaps just beat them to death …the melanesian way.

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