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EDITORIAL : Plans To Bolster Police Capacity To Fight Crime Welcome

The proposed setting up of more community Police posts is welcome and it makes sense. Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho has announced that Police were looking at erecting community
13 Oct 2016 11:00
EDITORIAL : Plans To Bolster Police Capacity To Fight Crime Welcome
Editorial

The proposed setting up of more community Police posts is welcome and it makes sense.

Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho has announced that Police were looking at erecting community posts in densely populated areas.

He is eyeing a community post at Kashmir, Lautoka where a carjacking took place recently.

Police also know crime-infested areas. Community posts should be  built there to give Police a visible presence and act as a deterrent to criminal activities and anti-social behaviour.

Foot patrols should be strengthened to take policing to the people. They would encourage frontline interaction with the ordinary people. Police build relations and rapport with the people who in turn can help them fight crime.

The plan to use drones in the war against crime is great. The sooner it happens the better. It lifts crime fighting to a whole new level.

Last but not least is a plan to bring an armed military unit to help Police deal with serious crime.

Criminals are becoming bolder and better armed with dangerous weapons. Since the Police are not armed with guns, the risks of them getting seriously hurt or killed are very real. The use of the military in Police operations is not new.

Recently, Operation Cavuraka, was carried out by a joint Police-military operation. It targeted marijuana farmers in the highlands of Navosa.

The operation was highly successful. That can be replicated in other areas especially in dealing with serious crimes.

There is a clear message behind these initiatives: The time for talking is over. It’s time for action.

 

Congratulations Fiji Muslim League On Your 90th Anniversary

As the Fiji Muslim League celebrates its 90th birthday, it should look back with pride at its achievements in many aspects of national development.

One area where it has become prominent is in education. The FML has several schools in the country, contributing to the Government’s goal of a smarter Fiji.

It has also contributed in fostering religious tolerance and co-operation as an integral member of the inter-faith community and its activities.

The pioneers of the FML had a vision, to promote unity, peace and stability and to contribute to national development. In some of the most difficulties times in our nation’s history, the FML joined the voices of reason out there.

Today, it stands as a lighthouse, a reference point for many looking for directions in a world filled with confusing signals.

The FML joins the religious fraternity in this country in standing up against religious extremism and bigotry.

It is part of all our battle against religious intolerance.

FML deserves a special recognition for its services to this country. Many of its acts of compassion have been done without pomp, ceremony or fanfare.

Happy birthday and congratulations.
Feedback:  nemani.delaibatiki@fijisun.com.fj

 



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