May 17, 2007

We know what you’re up to

Fiji’s military are putting the squeeze on FINTEL to block access to our blogs and possibly to all Google services.

FINTEL briefly blocked Google on Monday and the outcry from customers was immediate.

Intelligentsiya has heard that the military have hired some IT experts to track our blogs and yesterday one of the blogs was taken down briefly - why we haven't been able to substantiate. While Intelligentsiya does not agree with the militant path taken by Resistfrankscoup blog, we detest the interference by the military in trying to stop the Fiji public from reading what’s on it.

Here we also praise Rewa chief Ro Teimumu Kepa for bravely speaking out in our defence against military oppression.

Also a belated welcome back to one of Fiji’s original bloggers, Ms Vakaivosavosa. We need more voices like yours.


Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Anonymous said...

Check out the new resistfrankcoup webpage.. They actually shut there own webpage down as the junta got closer to them and amen they all overseas.. So catch them if you can Driti idiot... Ok here is the new

Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Anonymous said...

Why Fiji is Crying
Just another weblog
May 17th, 2007 by whyfijiscrying
Bula all, especially to you the fans and bloggers of our sister blog, Resist Frank’s Coup!

We know many were disappointed when your RFC blogsite suddenly disappeared from your screen.

We also know the junta was elated by the sudden black-out but guess what, we closed it down ourselves to gauge how the junta, our loyal bloggers, our opposition and others would react.

It was also our way of protesting the inhumane treatment of the innocent Fiji citizens who were recently hauled to the camp by the military with no proof whatsoever of their being authors of the resistance blogs.

May we reiterate. We do not live in Fiji but we have a huge network in Fiji who act as our eyes and ears on the ground. It is too dangerous to manage our blogs from Fiji, therefore, we will continue to dispatch our daily breaking news and opinions from our offshore bases.

We act for the many suppressed Fiji citizens who can’t voice their disappointment on what’s happened pre and post 5/12.

During our self-inflicted block out session, we deployed our agents to assess peoples’ reaction and opinion on the shutting down of RFC.

It was obvious from our findings and the many emails we received on that RFC was popular and appreciated by the indigenous Fijian community in Fiji and overseas.

We all agreed that failing to understand how the native Fijians think and feel, coupled with the forceful seizure of their freedom to express themselves freely about their own country’s state of affairs is a recipe for more coup, violence, chaos and disorder for all residents of Fiji. This is the messy reality we all wish to avoid.

We also believe it is wrong to assume that the indigenous Fijian wishes is truely represented by the junta. Suffice to say that we are NOT huge fans of the ousted SDL party and their many controversial policies but the fact still remain that the democratically elected indigenous Fijian government was usurped and now replaced by what has become the Fiji Labor Party and National Alliance Party illegal interim government.

“Why Fiji is Crying” blog is therefore dedicated to the silent under-resourced majority indigenous Fijians and their distant relatives like us who believe that the junta must let the people be the judge, by taking them back to election as soon as practicable.

Fiji is crying, which means that the Bula spirit is crying too.

So to you, Frank’s Coup Clux Clan, Fiji and the indigenous Fijians are crying.

Listen to their cries for another coup is looming if you don’t embrace and console them now!

Anonymous said...

Please Intelligentsia do not allow names to be read on your blog comment for the protection of each person. I think you have gone overboard by allowing someone to mention a name who will sooon be an innocent victim to QEB.. Please delete the above name for the safety of the people and the innocent ones who mighty be taken to QEB soon and you will be the blame for allowing it to happen right on your blog.

Anonymous said...

Blogspot has evidently been having some technical problems today - that's as observed from here in New Zealand. So anything you may have observed is not necessarily related to the military's efforts to block you.

Chief Intelligentsiya said...

Thanks Anon 17:51 for raising that point. Intelligentsiya has never been about witch-hunts so those comments (suspected to be by the same person) have been deleted.

Please keep names off this posting. There are other blogs where you will be at home posting up "suspect" names.

Anonymous said...

thankyou intelligentsiya for deleting the names. Bless you guys and you in our prayers.

Anonymous said...

Why shouldn't names be published? R you bloggers cowards? Is this what you call journalism and then talk about freedom of expression. How silly and stupid.

Anonymous said...

If you keep promoting RFC and its alter egos you are certainly undermining any good you think you are doing...questionable anyway when you consider the what Fiji needs right now is stability not crude character assassinations or racist ideologies.

Anand Pillay said...

Anonymous 18 May 2007 09:06

Look whos talking... the case of the pot calling the kettle black!!! lol!!!

Kindest Regards,
Anand Pillay

Anonymous said...

I am more concerned about the misinformation and misrepresentation of what is actually happening on the ground in Fiji. The struggles of the people of Fiji is totally different and almost detached from what we (majority of commentators)tend to relate with the recent political upheavel. As in the case of Blog sites, we tend to be influenced by emotions rather than facts. Rumours and innuendos which really distract us from the real task ahead which is being united in the face of disintergration. We tend to be more interested in what has gone wrong rather than what we can do to better mistakes. FB's and the RFMF's actions are not solely their responsibility but collectively all ours (Fijian Citizens). For as long as our voting systems is based on a communal system of voting, our people (Fijian nationals) will always feel unfairly treated when losing the election. B'cos it is based on race rather than ability. On enthnicity rather than capability. This is to stop and be altered if we want a new Fiji. So to say that it is the fault of LQ or FB is wrong and at best misleading. This is not helped by ppl going on these Blog sites saying inflammatory and decieving things when the real issues and still the same irrelevant of who is in Govt. Our infrustructure is laughable, our Tourism industry is too expesive, our Sugar industry is stagnating and Gold is running out. Why r our leaders so short sighted in the face of many possibilities. Fiji is quite rich in minerals. Why r politicians so interested in saving their own skin rather than what they r tasked to do. There is a lack of accountability in the way we run our country. We need to be strong enough to tell self serving ppl to move on or be removed. Chiefs need to know that unless they are elected to parliament, they are not to comment on national issues but their only on their provinces. It will take time, but not by misinforming ppl. Comment when only we have the facts. Empower our ppl so that we are not to relient on other countries for handouts. We must invest in Fiji and prosper. We must better minds for our actions to be fruitful. So pls my bothers and sisters, be one b'cos only together we are something. Lets demand a better Fiji from whomever is in power, lets demand from ourselves nothing but the best.

Anonymous said...

Thanks intelligentsia for your site. Out of all the blogsites yours has been the most objective and enlightening so far...kudos to the moderator who is probably more smarter than the rest of them put together. As for the above comment, many thanks to you for your pragmatic post. When we go into blogsite and give us the advise albeit sometimes in the form of abuses to take our postings elsewhere, I have found this one to be inclusive and intelligent. I totally agree with you and you have read my mind. I ask all those who blog hate propaganda to please refrain and let's not detract from the real issues at hand. Yes I believe that sometimes members of the military need to be kept on their toes as they are supposed to be the beacon of society when they took over power and telling us that they are cleaning up yet engaging in unscrupulous activities is somethng that should be highlighted and blogsites can be a social watchdog for those officers. Bravo intelligentsia and interesting reading.