Law­ful de­cep­tion

Fiji Sun - - Comment -

Epeli Rabua, Suva As the Fi­jiFirst Govern­ment con­tin­ues its Par­lia­men­tary ses­sions, we the cit­i­zens of Fiji are once again wit­ness to ‘law­ful dic­ta­tor­ship’ in its full con­text. Fiji One TV au­di­ence as an ex­am­ple; Govern­ment de­creed that Dig­i­cel could buy Sky Pa­cific, how­ever, they could not broad­cast Fi­jian ma­te­rial on its Fiji One chan­nel. This chan­nel al­though be­ing trans­mit­ted by Sky Pa­cific, is a free-to-air chan­nel. You do not have to pay Sky or be­come a sub­scriber to view this chan­nel. Now the ma­jor­ity of Fi­jians in most sub-ur­ban ar­eas, vil­lages and is­lands can­not watch any­thing on Fiji One. And Fiji Broad­cast­ing Com­mis­sion TV can­not pro­vide this ser­vice. The Great Coun­cil of Chiefs is an­other ex­am­ple. The Prime Min­is­ter con­tin­ues to say it is a waste of time. Un­der the Na­tive Land Trust Board’s orig­i­nal laws and reg­u­la­tions, ALL land in Fiji be­long to the chiefs. These, have been shared out amongst the dif­fer­ent prov­inces, vil­lages, tribes, clans and so­ci­ety in to­day’s Fiji. To­day’s mod­ern Fi­jians own land through the benev­o­lence of our chiefs. Each and ev­ery day we read and pay the price for dis­re­gard­ing the chiefs’ mag­na­nim­ity.

The steep in­crease in rape, rob­bery, spousal abuse, drug abuse, you name it and there is no end or a de­crease in sight! Even our Par­lia­ment sit­tings have been short­ened to al­low the Govern­ment peo­ple to have more free time to read about the in­crease in crime and do noth­ing about it.

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