Really, as soon as another one of these military officers who are currently tasked to deal with issues of the civil-kind open their mouths, their lack of understanding and respect for civil liberties become apparent. Just because they struggled from a young age and made it overseas for military/naval training doesn't GIVE THEM THE KNOWLEDGE to be able to deal properly with issues pertaining to civil society. Especially the military kind we have in Fiji, who believe only in themselves and the guns they possess to harm people. The US, UK, Australia, NZ etc. are bigger countries with bigger military might. But their military/naval officers are REAL HUMBLE, PROFESSIONALS FULL OF INTERGRITY AND RESPECT for the ELECTED ORDINARY CITIZENS who lead them. Not like the coward military/navy in Fiji.
http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=91571 (Pio Tikoduadua: An unlikely truck driver Sunday, June 08, 200). Here the boy Pio Tikoduadua who had a very DIFFICULT childhood, who struggled through life but because of his hardwork did well in the military, but now since he is a PS in the PM's office, he thinks...jeez, ain't i one of the IT. I had made it in life because I have worked hard. So, now I can tell the people of Fiji whatever I like.
Really...spare us the rhetoric! Maybe you should stick to your dreams of being a truck driver! (No offense to truck drivers)
Concentrate on local issues, FHRC told October 03, 2009 11:40:14 AM (Fijilive)
We should stop imposing international rights in Fiji and concentrate on the issues locally says permanent secretary to the Prime Minister’s Office, Lieutenant Colonel Pio Tikoduadua.
Speaking at the 10th anniversary of the Fiji Human Rights Commission (FHRC) yesterday, Tikoduadua said the FHRC should focus more on promoting human values and dignity.
“Even in this government we value human rights,” he said. REALLY PIO. IS KILLING INNOCENT CITIZENS, TORTURING THEM, DETAINING THEM FOR THE ONLY REASON THAT THEY ARE EXPOSING THE LIES OF YOUR MILITARY REGIME, ETC 'VALUING HUMAN RIGHTS'? “We want change and we want change to happen.”
He said it is time the FHRC reassessed its work and asked itself which rights are relevant in Fiji. WHICH RIGHTS ARE RELEVANT TO FIJI!!!!??? MY GOODNESS!! PIO, A RIGHT IS A RIGHT. WE DON'T GET TO CHOOSE THE RELEVANT ONES. IT'S THE RESPONSIBILITY THAT ACCOMPANIES IT THAT IS IMPORTANT. YOU GUYS ABUSED YOUR RIGHT TO PROTECT THE PEOPLE, THUS, YOU'RE A BUNCH OF IRRESPONSIBLE MILITARY OFFICERS.
FHRC principal legal officer Wilfred Golman told the celebration that the number of complaints addressed to the commission had grown steadily since 1999.
“Although there are several areas in which much needs to be done- modesty deters me from going into details of the many activities the commission has done and achieved results,” added Golman.