Letters To The Editor, 11th June 2018

Bau saga Tukai Lagonilakeba, Nadi The Fiji Police Force and the RFMF must be commended for their proactive approach in the detention of Ratu Epenisa Cakobau at Bau Island on
11 Jun 2018 12:22
Letters To The Editor, 11th June 2018

Bau saga

Tukai Lagonilakeba, Nadi

The Fiji Police Force and the RFMF must be commended for their proactive approach in the detention of Ratu Epenisa Cakobau at Bau Island on Friday morning.

The Native Lands Fisheries Commission chairman Ratu Sireli Vananalagi has made it very clear to both factions that any traditional installation by both parties is deemed illegal because there is a dispute and irreparable damage to the Matanitu Vanua Kubuna could cause a rift and fighting among families concerned with an imminent possibility of tribal warfare.

SODELPA Leader Sitiveni Rabuka, NFP’s Biman Prasad and FLP’s Mahendra Chaudhry have all taken to the media and social media and are politicising the issue, but I do hope they will remember where they were during the upheaval of the 2000 civilian George Speight coup.

There was unwarranted burning, looting, thuggery with widespread damage.

These are activities that create negative impacts on our country’s economy.

Biman and Chaudhry must learn to demarcate themselves from what they can speak on when it comes to iTaukei traditional matters.

The then RFMF Commander Voreqe Bainimarama and his loyal band of soldiers, managed to bring the 2000 situation to a halt, but another instability as such is unwarranted and the country does not need it.

Police Commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho and the RFMF Commander Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto must be commended for doing the right thing by the people of this country and that is exactly their job description and they are the best at it.

The country’s overall safety and security of this country falls within the jurisdiction of both institutions and great control indeed. They have indeed sent a clear message to other traditional rival clan leaders where they have chiefly disputes.

Please do not contemplate or test the law.

Poll result

Amenatave Yaconisau, Delainavesi

Politics is not about gender (no offence intended), but activities done to the people.

This is contrary to the results of the Tebbut-Times poll that 70 per cent of those polled responded positively to Fiji having a female Prime Minister.

Let’s not be hoodwinked!

Premier League soccer

Shariff Shah, Savusavu

Can the good chief executive officer or the President please advise me how on earth they are holding premier league matches at Buca School grounds?

The ground is way too small.

When Ratu Ganilau Park had no pavilion all games were held there.

Now it has a newly-built pavilion thanks to the Savusavu Town Council, but the games are shifted to below standard venues.

This doesn’t make sense.

Previously FFA’s directive was we could not hold games either at Buca or even Narains and Ganilau Park because there was no enclosure. Ganilau Park has all facilities now.

Need your input here Lingam and Raymond Singh, please?

Having a critical spirit

Dharmendra Kumar, Suva

I read about a young couple who moved into a new home.

As they ate breakfast together on their first morning there, the lady who lived next door was hanging her laundry on an old-fashioned clothes line to dry in the sun.

“That laundry doesn’t look very clean,” the wife remarked to her husband. “Perhaps her washing machine doesn’t work very well or she should try a different laundry soap.”

Each time the neighbour hung her laundry, the lady made a comment on how dirty it looked. Then a few weeks later, something changed.

“Wow her laundry looks clean this morning,” the lady said.

“She must have changed something.”

“Not really,” her husband replied. “I washed our windows.”

One of the easiest areas of failure that a person can fall prey to is to develop a judgemental and critical spirit. It seems so natural to find faults with other people while we ignore our own shortfalls.

When we have a strong prayer life and read God’s word and pray for grace we will find that the critical spirit gives up control to the Holy Spirit of God.

Feedback:  jyotip@fijisun.com.fj

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