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Fiji Police Commissioner meddles in Politics

Fiji Police Commissioner meddles in Politics

Thu, 1 Mar 2001 09:42:55 +1200


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Police Commissioner meddles in politics

Police Commissioner Isikia Savua has again started meddling in politics.

At a press conference yesterday, Savua stated that the formation of another ethnic Fijian political party will further divide ethnic Fijians.

He was responding to the reported formation of a political party known as Fijian Congress Party by supporters of terrorist George Speight.

Savua stated that if this party is formed, the division will be greater. He said: "Already there are cracks emerging and if they come through, the cracks are going to widen and these are concerns that should be identified".

Savua also stated that the division within the ethnic Fijians led to "Mahend Chaudhry" becoming the Prime Minister. He stated: "Had Fijians united to fight the elections, they would have had a Fijian Prime Minister. We must have unity amongst Fijians".

He also stated that if people did not agree with his views, then it was their problem and not his.

The statements confirm that Savua is seeing his role as safeguarding only the political rights of ethnic Fijians. The people of Fiji have lost confidence in Savua's leadership of the police force. Wherever in a multi-racial country the head of the police department shows such partisanship, the state of law and order in that nation is doomed. With this the nation also sinks.

Meanwhile Savua has assured the people that the police force will maintain law and order.


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