RFMF: September 23, Don’t Fear

RFMF Land Force Commander quashes rumour, tells people their safety and security are in good hands.
18 Sep 2019 11:00
RFMF: September 23, Don’t Fear
Republic of Fiji Military Forces Land Force Commander, Colonel Manoa Gadai.

The Republic of Fiji Military Forces Land Force Commander (LFC) Colonel Manoa Gadai has quashed an overseas-generated rumour that unrest would take place on September 23.

“Everything will be normal and people will enjoy whatever they will do on that day because their security and safety are in good hands,” he said.

Colonel Gadai was asked after reports that some people were stocking up their supplies in case unrest would occur.

Colonel Gadai said he was working closely with the Fiji Police Force to see that Fijians were safe and living happily in their own environment.

He warned those behind the rumour not to spread lies.

“Just don’t believe in these liars. The truth is – Fiji is safe,” he said.

Last month when he was chief guest at the Ratu Sukuna Memorial School (RSMS) passing-out parade at Albert Park in Suva, the same rumour was doing the rounds.

He assured parents and guardians of RSMS students that the nation was secure and safe.

“Now that it has again resurfaced my advice – Don’t believe in this rumour. It is a lie and spread by irresponsible people.”

He urged all Fijians to continue with their engagements for September 23.

All units of the RFMF, he said, were aware and ready to fulfil their constitutional role spelt out under the 2013 Constitution. That is the RFMF will ensure at all times the security, defence and wellbeing of Fiji and all Fijians.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce


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