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Political Intolerance Concern Police

The Fiji Police Force has raised serious concerns over cases of political intolerance involving members of the public. Commissioner of Police Bernardus Groenewald said it’s time that communities realise that
11 Sep 2014 11:23
Political Intolerance Concern Police

The Fiji Police Force has raised serious concerns over cases of political intolerance involving members of the public.

Commissioner of Police Bernardus Groenewald said it’s time that communities realise that Police would take harsh steps if any complain is lodge against political intolerance.

“We will take them to court immediately without differentiation and I would plea to the communities at this stage to keep away from this political intolerance. Let the democratic process run through and then they can make their noises,” Mr Groenewald said.

He said they’ve received nine complaints and all complaints were investigated by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC).

“We receive the complaints; we do the investigation, the taking down of statements than it’s referred to FICAC for investigation,” Mr Groenewald said.

He said there have been cases of people damaging election materials, political parties putting their materials over the other parties and putting up of pamphlets in prohibited areas.

“Those are issues that we need to ask people to keep away from to see at least a secure and safe election,” Mr Groenewald said.

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