January 29, 2010

Clamp-down on Media and Lawyers in the pipeline

The military regime is ultra-paranoid about what the media and the legal fraternity can do to possibly jeopardise their one-sided and farcical national forum dialogue.  So they move ahead with more concrete muzzling strategies that take effect from next month.

The media will be told how to do their jobs via a Criminal Procedure Decree, while legal practitioners now have another illlegal body policing how they go about their business.

A regional media freedom watchdog, Pacific Freedom Forum, has already lambasted the military regime's intent to curb media freedom in Fiji.

The chief instigator of all things decreed and illegal in Fiji, Aiyaz Saiyed Khaiyum attempts to placate fellow legal practitioners by saying:
“Being a professional person, if you carry out your work professionally according to the rules and ethics set, then you would not have a concern about the Tribunal. I think those who are probably concerned about this would be people who may not necessarily be adhering to legal rules and codes of conduct.”
Khaiyum probably doesn't really listen to the garbage that comes out of his mouth.

It is more likely that the majority of the legal practitioners who they're trying to muzzle know their profession and appreciate what the legal terms "illegal" & "treason" mean, far better than he and his ex- military legal division partner's in crime -- Ana Rokomokoti and Aca Raiyawa -- ever will.

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