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PM warns on law

By MERE NALEBA Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama has a message to lawbreakers in Fiji. His Government will not tolerate bad behaviour. The strong message also includes those thinking of
01 Oct 2012 15:17

By MERE NALEBA

Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama has a message to lawbreakers in Fiji.
His Government will not tolerate bad behaviour.
The strong message also includes those thinking of causing national unrest and instability using criminal activities and politically-motivated agendas.
“We cannot condone this and we don’t,” Commodore Bainimarama said.
He made the comment on Saturday night in Lautoka during the Fiji Sun/GP Batteries Western Police Divisional Crime Prevention Carnival.
This follows accusations by certain members of the public over the tactic used by the security forces in the recapture of five escaped prisoners last week.
The prisoners are in custody after they were recaptured during a joint search operation by Police, Fiji Corrections Service and military officers.
“Our men and women in uniform do their jobs in the most testing circumstances and often at significant personal risk. They and those they serve have human rights too, and they deserve our support in their efforts to maintain law and order. They work tirelessly to protect Fijians and visitors to Fiji alike,” the PM said.
“A small group of hardened criminals broke out of the Naboro prison and proceeded to terrorise the community, causing significant trauma to honest Fijians who feared for their own and their families’ safety.”
He said the prison break and the spate of criminal activities associated with the escapees left many people outraged.
“These criminals were quickly recaptured before they were able to commit serious acts of violence on ordinary Fijians. In a way that sends a clear message to the community that we will not tolerate any breakdown of law and order, or any situation that puts the health and safety of our people and our visitors at risk. Our law enforcements agencies will always track you down and bring you to justice,” Commodore Bainimarama said.
Meanwhile, The Prime Minister commended the efforts the organisers of the carnival which he said could allow Fiji Police Force and stakeholders address certain criminal issues and criminal activities in the country.




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