I am being torned to shred to hear and read that The Marama Na Roko Tui Dreketi is being led to the CPS on 12midnite by 16 obedient Officers who I believe were most reluctant to do so, but they followed the orders of those in government.
This was unecessary.
The lines were drawn by the IG . To paraphrase the terms of contract issued by the Frank and His Interim Government to the Bose Ko Viti (BKV) or Methodist Church Conference (MCC)would be like this
" I want the Bose Ko Viti to be held, but I request that Rev TK and Rev MS not to be in the meeting"
In military terms there is no messing of words- its just plain hardcore orders and scholastic as we are as a nation, we should understand that and our lack of understanding and at times radical as the IG stance , and when fire hit fires all get burn especially those without the protective physical armoury.
Though I detest the IG to the extent of its usrp of power, they have been trying to do it best to get out of their own mishaps and we are as a nation in a way help them along the way and at same time reminding them of what is a more civil and democratic process.
If Rev TK and Rev ML had stepped down, the midnite scene focus on RTD would have not eventuated and more importantly The BKV or MCC would have the green light longtime ago.
Sometimes we should be remember we are all his creation and he uses situation to teach us humiliy and obedience at some crucial juncture in our history and if we fail to capture that we will lose that golden chance to showcase the very essence of our existence......Obedience.
That obedience should have resulted for the Bose Ko Viti or Methodist Church Conference to be held in Rewa.
I smell stupidity and arrogance also on the side of the table away from where IG is stting.
There is no free lunch, someone has to pay. Burebasaga has to pay because of some unwarranted powerplay.
High chief, two clergymen on bail
By TIMOCI VULA
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Ro Teimumu Kepa escorted into court by police officers in Suva yesterday
Update: 5:55PM REWA high chief Ro Teimumu Kepa and two Methodist Church of Fiji executives appeared in the Magistrates Court in Suva this afternoon charged in relation to alleged breaches of the Public Emergency Regulation.
Ro Teimumu was charged with inciting to disobedience of the law for allegedly publishing a letter on the Internet involving a call to her people to assemble for the Bose ko Viti in August.
Church president Reverend Ame Tugaue and general secretary Reverend Tuikilakila Waqairatu were charged with organising a meeting in contravention of an order for allegedly allowing Reverend Tomasi Kanailagi and Reverend Manasa Lasaro to attend a standing committee meeting on July 17.
The act of allowing the two former church presidents, the court heard, breached the condition of the permit that was granted for the churchs standing committee meeting.
Lawyers representing Ro Teimumu, and Mr Tugaue and Mr Waqairatu - Sevuloni Valenitabua and Aseri Vakaloloma, respectively - applied that pleas be deferred to a later date.
Director Public Prosecutor John Rabuku requested for a 21-day period to allow for all disclosures to be served.
Mr Rabuku did not oppose defences bail applications. However, he submitted that all accused persons surrender travel documents and refrain from making public appearances or issuing public statements.
"A public emergency exists to regulate public order. We're in trying times, not normal times," Mr Rabuku told the court.
Magistrate Eparama Rokoika granted the conditions and reminded the three that their bail would be revoked if these were breached.
He ordered that Ro Teimumu, Mr Tugaue and Mr Waqairatu be released on $500 bail.
They will reappear on August 13 when their plea are expected to be taken.