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Mr Sayed-Khaiyum is not a native landowner, just another politician conducting just another political campaign.

iTaukei land rights

I REFER to Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum’s letter (FT 3/3) where he states that ownership of iTaukei land rights is not a problem as it is enshrined in the Bill of Rights.

Section 28 (Bill of Rights) is vague on processes on native land. Further he should note that native land can also be alienated under long -term leases.

In any case, what are the effects of placing native land protection under the Bill of Rights? What is the impact on the Native Lands Act, the Native Lands Trust Act and the NLC? What is the effect of the Land Bank Decree? Does it have adequate measures to safeguard and protect native landowner interests and later generations?

I also recall a decree issued by Mr Sayed-Khaiyum blocking all Deed of Cession claims.

What is the effect of this on legitimate landowner claims?

For example, the original Suva people moved to their current location to make way for public state use of their lands.

Today, these lands are being used for real estate purposes at market rates deviating from the original purpose. Who will correct this on-going injustice?

These questions need to be asked and addressed.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum seems to ignore the fact that section 185 of the 1997 Constitution no longer exists. Why was it removed? That section specifies that any changes to “entrenched legislation” thahis – Native Lands Act, Native Lands Trust Act, Fijians Affairs Act etc – must be approved by 9 of the 14 GCC (Bose Levu Vakaturaga) members of the Senate. The GCC members are nominated from the provinces and represent the native landowners of Fiji.

By removing Section 185, Mr Sayed-Khaiyum’s government has effectively rendered we, the native landowners, powerless over our own land.

This power, under the 2013 Constitution, now rests with the politicians in Parliament.

All these changes were made without the consent of we, the native landowners, and as such are totally unacceptable.

Worse, the changes were made by people we do not know or recognise. They were not made by the leaders we elected, nor were they made by our chiefs.

I urge all native landowners to read the changes carefully yourselves, analyse, discuss, share the knowledge and make a stand.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum is not a native landowner, just another politician conducting just another political campaign.



25 thoughts on “Mr Sayed-Khaiyum is not a native landowner, just another politician conducting just another political campaign.

  1. The political parties need to protest the unfair nature of these elections RIGHT NOW. Don’t wait until you’re cheated in the elections. Then it will just look like sour grapes. Keep it peaceful, but the time to protest is now. If the regime won’t issue permits to political parties to peacefully assemble, then there are more grounds for a complaint to the UN.

  2. Agree that EyeArse has effectively disenfranchised native land owners off their traditional land..has shifted power over traditional Fijian land to politicians without consultation. He was imposed on us as AG we did not elect him or those who appointed him to have any say over our traditional land. He has the temerity empowered by Bainimarama’s illegal power take over, to tell us what to do with our land.

    The only way for us to ensure we control our land is to all agree not to vote for Bainimarama and his party and that after the election assuming Bainimarama loses the election, to erase all the decrees AyeArse imposed on Fiji.

  3. Does FBC belong to Raiz Khayium?
    Veena Bhatnagar bitch with all make up only talks to illegal regime and have praises for the illegal regime 24/7 on the radio.
    Why not Kepa, Chaudhry, Raman and others are not invited at FBC for talk back show.
    Not even once these people have been given the opportunity to speak.
    Veena Bhatnagar’s daughter eloped with a Muslim and for this reason she is always saying Salam on radio instead of Hindu greeting.

  4. Aiyaz is not even that – “just another politician”. He is a usurper. An unlawful power holder.
    A politician is understood to mean someone who is an elected political leader ( either in power or in opposition). Aiyaz is a power grabber.He does not have any political followers. He only has the dictator and the military backing him to do what he is doing without the consent of the people.

  5. Anon

    Aiyaz is using the dictator and military to his and his family and his Muslim communities advantage.

  6. How can a group of thugs make constitution and decrees without being democratically elected by the people of the country.

    This has not happened anywhere in the world! Only in Fiji!

    This is totally illegal and must be challenged by the political parties in the International Court.

  7. It will be interesting to see how baini reacts when he is asked tough questions during his campaign. Things like his promise of transparency, that no military personnel will gain, why his salary and that of other ministers are secretly paid by nur bano, why is there no auditor general’s report since he took over, also no annual reports for FSC, FNPF etc., why he released his brother-in-law from prison and gave him top civil service job, why was there no investigation in prisoners torture, why so many Chinese in Fiji and also why they have Fiji passports. These are just a few. From experience, baini is surely going to stutter and sweat furiously.

  8. Filipe Tuisavau is another magaitinamu arse trying to gain public support for the up coming elections says:

    Filipe Tuisavau is another magaitinamu arse trying to gain public support for the up coming elections.

    What is better for the country>>> to utilise the land and get some return or to let the grasses/bushes grow as big as the rewa clan and let the landowners live in poverty, without working hard on their land.

    The time for government handout to lazy landowners and magaitinamu leaders like Filipe is long gone past. His father Late Hon. Mosese Tuisavau would be turning in his grave if he listens to his sons racists sentiments.

  9. yeah right, government handouts must be reserved for magaiti NAMU leaders like Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, Filipe Bole, Frank Bainimarama (his bullshit back pay and his inflated salary), Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum, Nur Bano ,,, you get my drift…

  10. i wonder how many ordinary citizens in Fiji read these blog sites that has a lot of observations, hatred comments, good comments, bad and good points, some facts, rumours, etc etc. I also wonder how many citizens in Fiji who have access to internet read the blogsites, it seems the blog sites is the only medium to get messages through to since the FBC, Fiji Sun, Fiji Times, TV will not print anything that will come from any opposition party.Maybe some dont read for fear of getting caught accessing internet and blog sites.

  11. Bill of rights is for the general citizenry of Fiji. It is not specific to the indigenous land owners. It dilutes the significance of the first settlers as being the owners and leasors. That no one has spoken out against these abominable perversions against indigenous people by iarse who acts with impunity still mystifies me.

  12. we do speak out dredd…not publicly because of fear of prosecution…only on websites like this

  13. Mr sayed-khaiyum is not a native landowner. He is just an arsehole who pretends he has the panacea for all that ails Fiji.

  14. Note this letter was copied from Fiji Times Sat 22/3 so its great that media is starting to be more open on issues….
    The facts stated here will the game changer as far as kai viti votes will go !!!!

  15. @ 1st blue anon

    Let’s be more precise and call a spade a spade. The illegal AG is a criminal who is still at large due to powers (largely a rogue military) protecting him … ever since he advised the iPM to abrogate the 1997 Constitution after the Court of Appeal had declared their Dec 2006 takeover as unlawful and had directed the interim govt then to pave the way for elections. Lawyers are held to a higher standard and will not be excused compared to the ordinary (non-lawyer) Tomu, Dinesh and Sally in Fiji.

    Instead the key shysters aided and abetted (before and after the fact) Treason amongst a multitude of corrupt and illegal dealings and activities in varying degrees, shades and colours the past 8 years. Uuuwiiii…

    Investigative journos would have a field day if the regime were not afraid to remove their heavy-handedness weighing down and stifling a free people in exercising their civic rights and exposing the rot from within – that is linked all the way to the top mobsters and their collaborators..

  16. As long as non indigenous equate indigenous rights with racism then problem will continue in fiji

  17. Itaukei

    As long as the corrupt itaukei ones aren’t using indigenous rights as a convenient cover, doubt if anyone would be against indigenous right. Keep the focus on corruption, not on race.

  18. Itaukei

    As long as the corrupt so-called ‘i-taukei’ do not use “indigenous rights” as a convenient cover up for their corrupt acts, no one in their right mind would be against indigenous rights.

    Lets keep the focus on CORRUPTION, not race.

  19. we should go back and settle land lease deals that were raw and not beneficial to resource owners.

    since 1970 the land issues were not handled fairly by leaders .

    Monasavu took regional war to settle at $50m and only after the nation plunged into darkness for some time.

    Vaturu dam is yet to be settled fairly – I think the landowners wanted 1c royalty but this was rejected by the alliance govt.

    some freehold land need to be settled at a fair market rate – were stolen by coloners or crooks

    kayum just took part in govt in last 7 yrs but land problems started 100 yrs ago .

  20. hello
    at least now u moving away from your anti indig racist view…..start of progress I suppose never to late to change baiya

  21. @ koli duka

    And its never too late to STOP stealing from your own people under the cover of “indigenous rights” in order to shore riches for yous and yous. Mai yaso.

  22. Khaiyum, to tell you the truth you not the native land owner o.k…Tuisawau is telling the truth and you better stop wat u doing buddy …God’s eyes is on you and better make a right decission before it’s too late! JUST LOOK BACK……how u come to FIJI..and now u try to steal from us……This is our Land as we are the Native Land Owners as it was GOD’s giveth to our Ancestors. U trying to cover yourself up married a woman from Nadroga so people have to see u the other way round! oops! oops! got u man, don’t play with the iTaukei Land.

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