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‘Rebel Group’ To Be Discussed Today

The Defence Review Team today will hear about the group that is trying to form a so-called Christian State in Ra Province. Speaking to the Fiji Sun yesterday, the Permanent
15 May 2015 09:36
‘Rebel Group’ To Be Discussed Today

The Defence Review Team today will hear about the group that is trying to form a so-called Christian State in Ra Province.

Speaking to the Fiji Sun yesterday, the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of the iTaukei Affairs – Savenaca Kaunisela – said this would be an issue raised with the team today. Mr Kauinisela said the existence of such a group could cause instability and this should be looked into. An Australia-based woman who goes by the name Oni Kirwin claimed that on November 4, 2014, in the chiefly bure of Naulunivuaka in Cuvu Village, Nadroga, an election of 18 ministers was successfully conducted to form a Cabinet.

The two so-called Christian States are in Ra and Nadroga–Navosa. The Roko Tui in Nadroga-Navosa and Ra said the chiefs of the two provinces did not support the breakaway move.

Mr Kaunisela quoted the Roko Tui in the two provinces as saying there were no Christian States.

On Wednesday Oni Kirwin, who says she was at  the election of the 18 ministers at Cuvu Village, posted on her Facebook page that last week she travelled to Canberra to look at possibly opening a foreign embassy for the so-called autonomous Christian states of Nadroga-Navosa and Ra. This week she said she was working with the Aboriginal people in North Queensland. This group allegedly raised a so-called flag to represent the new Christian states and Fiji Police have confirmed they are investigating the matter.

In an earlier interview, Police chief of intelligence and investigations Assistant Commissioner Henry Brown said a file on the matter was with the Office of the Director of Prosecutions (ODPP).

Feedback:  maikab@fijisun.com.fj

 




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