Fiji Sun - - Comment - Rosi Do­viver­ata Man­ag­ing Edi­tor Dig­i­tal rosi.do­viver­ata@fi­jisun.com.fj

Ab­hi­nesh Lal

With due re­spect to the Chiefs, and look­ing back at the his­tory I don’t think Fiji needs a great coun­cil of chiefs. The great coun­cil of chiefs was ma­nip­u­lated by the govern­ment and used by the pre­vi­ous govern­ment for their own po­lit­i­cal ad­van­tage, it be­came very racist and di­vided Fiji on racial pref­er­ences, if they want to form a great coun­cil of chiefs, they can go ahead and form a in­de­pen­dent or­ga­ni­za­tion not on the ex­pense of govern­ment like Fiji teach­ers union, Fiji trades union, Fiji taxi union etc etc and take their con­cern to the ap­pro­pri­ate Min­is­ter (Fi­jian Af­fairs Min­is­ter). GCC was a tooth less tiger which was fed by govern­ment and used by govern­ment on racial back ground for their own po­lit­i­cal ad­van­tage, in­stead of unit­ing Fiji, it di­vided Fiji on racial pref­er­ences. GCC was ma­nip­u­lated and used in the over­throw of demo­crat­i­cally elected govern­ment of Fiji (87 and 2000 mil­i­tary coups) many were charged and pros­e­cuted sen­tence to prison.

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