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B2 Manipulating constitutions, electoral systems and elections

“The misuse of the Magna Carta in Fiji” (edited article in The Fiji Times, 20 June 2015)

“Far from free and fair: another victory for treason, lies, deceit, money and the culture of silence”. 25 Sep. 2014

“The Final Count in the 2014 Elections”. The Fiji Times, 23 Sep 2014.

“The voting behaviour in the Sep. 2014 Elections”. The Fiji Times, 21 Sep. 2014.

“The provisional results of the 2014 Elections”  The Fiji Times, 20 Sep. 2014.

“Rejection of NGO auditing of polling stations”  Letter to Editor (The Fiji Times, Fiji Sun, Island Business) (30 August 2014)

“Part II:    Leading Indo-Fijians into a political cul-de-sac” OR “The Indo-Fijian Betrayal of Political Integrity

Choosing between the Military and the Rule of Law:   Part I     24 August 2014. OR “The betrayal of Indo-Fijian Political Integrity”  OR  “The Loss of Indo-Fijian Political Innocence”  OR  “Ripe for Truth and Reconciliation Commission”.

“The continuing myths of  “1 person = 1 vote = 1 value” 11 August 2014

“Rugby, referees and fair games” (Letter to the Editor, sent 9 August, 2014) (NOT PUBLISHED)

Eligibility of voters and Mickey Mouse Games”. Letter to the Editor, Fiji Times, Fiji Sun, (sent 5 August 2014). (NOT PUBLISHED)

Voter education kit for voters, candidates and parties”.  for FWRM, 4 July 2014. Not allowed to be used .

“Elections Ministers and Party Officials”. Letter to Editor, 9 May 2014.

“Ads in media 1 person = 1 vote = 1 value”. (Letter to Editor, sent 23 April, 214)

“Be the Change Complaint by Romitesh Kant” (Letter to Editor sent 23April 2014, published Fiji Times 24 April 2014)

 “Consider small revision to Ballot Paper”. Letter to Editor Fiji Times, Fiji Sun, 9 April 2014.

“Prime Minister’s Office and Development Projects” Letter to the Editor, FS and FT, 2 April 2014 (not published)

“Bainimarama Regime and Agricultural Scam”  Letter to the Editor (published)(date?)

“Bainmarama Regime presents Fiji’s electoral nightmare”.  30 March 2014.

“Electoral Commission and Rubber Stamps”. Letter to Editor, 4 March 2014.

The Electoral Commission and Rubber Stamps. Letter to the Editor, 22  January 2014.

Free and Fair Elections. Letter to the Editor, 22 January 2014.

The 2013 Bainimarama Khaiyum Constitution: the darkness and the light.  31 August 2013.

The Trashing of the Ghai Draft Constitution: the positives. 14 January 2013.

Fiji’s Draft 2012 Constitution: the pragmatic and the purist. 26 December 2012.

Final submission to the Yash Ghai Commission, 11 October 2012.

D  My recommendations for the Electoral System

Allegations of Electoral Fraud in 2006, and desirable targets for voter registration and voter turnout. Submission 3 to Yash Ghai Commission. Revised 12 June 

General submission to the Yash Ghai Commission. May 31 2012

An Electoral Reform Proposal to the Ghai Commission. May 23, 2012.

“Ghai’s dilemma: to be more than a tape recorder”.

Testing Yash Ghai’s alternative to futile cynicism (27 March 2012)

“Does the military really want electoral reform?” (blogs)

“Electoral reform is not about racial justice” (blogs)

Electoral fraud in US and NZ: coups imminent” Fiji Sun, 16 December 2008.

“The arithmetic and spirit of fair power sharing in the multiparty cabinet”.The Fiji Times,  15 July 2004.

Bite the bullet, Fiji Labour Party [The Fiji Times, 10 Sep 2001]

Constitutional traps awaiting after elections: deal with them now [The Fiji Times, 31 Aug 2001]

Why we need a referendum for our Constitution [The Fiji Times, 11 March 2001]

Avoiding an electoral mess: why the Alternative Vote system is no good [The Fiji Times, 5 March 2001]

Our constitutional trauma: symptoms and causes. [The Fiji Times, 17 Feb 2000]

“The Korolevu Declaration: moving to the same beat”. The Fiji Times,9 July 1999.

“Clause 2 stalls Senate decision”. The Fiji Times,17 June 1999.

The Reeves Report: sound principles but weak advice on the electoral system [The Fiji Times, 1 and 2 November 1996]

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