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    Commonwealth suspends Fiji – John Key listen to the people of NZ!!!

    By HEF Admin | September 1, 2009

    Will it come to this in New Zealand!!!

    John Key listen to the nearly 90% of New Zealanders who say “No” to the Government interfering in our lives.


    Commonwealth suspends Fiji

    Last updated 07:01 02/09/2009

    Fiji has automatically been suspended from the 53-nation Commonwealth, after it failed to respond to a demand to begin restoring democracy to the island nation.

    The Commonwealth had demanded that the South Pacific island nation meet conditions – such as resuming a dialogue with opposition groups and holding early elections – by midnight local time, or face suspension.

    The Commonwealth says Fiji responded to the request by the deadline, but it did not meet all of the group’s requirements.

    Fiji has been under military rule since self-appointed Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, the country’s armed forces chief, seized power in a 2006 coup. His government had promised elections earlier this year.

    The country had been previously suspended from the Commonwealth in 2000, and was expelled in 1987 for ten years.

    – AP

    Topics: CIR Petition, Referendum | 1 Comment »

    One Response to “Commonwealth suspends Fiji – John Key listen to the people of NZ!!!”

    1. peter petterson Says:
      September 5th, 2009 at 2:08 am

      Good decision by John Key. I’m no Tory supporter, but Fiji has been looking for this for a couple of years.

      As for the referendum, what a waste of $9 million bucks. Key was never going to change things anyway. The so-called anti- smacking law is working. Many parents have changed their attitudes to discipline. Apart from actually having to physically stop children from harming themselves, there are other ways to discipline children without wacking them!