July 10, 2009

Samoan PM: Fijians Must Take to the Streets Peacefully

People of Fiji urged by Samoan PM to peacefully demonstrate against the country's military regime
9 July 2009

Samoa is taking a hard line against Fiji in advance of the Pacific Forum, saying Fiji's destiny is in the hands of its own people.

Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, who hosted John Key in Apia yesterday, believes Fiji has been treated more than fairly, after failing to meet the Forum's deadline to announce democratic elections.

Mr Malielegaoi says the Fijian people must take to the streets to demonstrate against the military regime. He says there does not need to be an uprising and Fijians can do many things peacefully to show their opinion.

He says talk of a "Pacific family" being promoted by Maori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples falls on deaf ears in Fiji.


Good Men (and women) Doing Something.... said...

Cannot be done peacefully....the regime will ensure that. If we want to do this, we must be prepared to shed some blood...primarily ours.

Anonymous said...

There is no way soldiers will fire on woman and children if peaceful protests were to take place.

Anonymous said...

......and unfortunately Malielegaoi is correct. However well intentioned Pita Sharples' is, he's yet to learn the intricacies of the despot's psyche. Unfortunately the same goes for a number of others. One cannot have dialogue in good faith unless there is good faith.
Perhaps Sevele's recent discussion with Frank might enable the despot to start to realise he isn't God's gift to mankind, but ..... these things take time - especially when total thick shits like Frank are involved.

Good Men (and women) Doing Something.... said...

@Anon 11/07 18.48

I believe Sakiusa Rabaka's mum would disagree with you on that....