Photo:Frank Bainimarama's son during 2006 coup
Interim Prime Minister and army commander Frank Bainimarama has for the first time publicly announced that the Public Emergency Regulations in force in Fiji since 10th April, will remain for the rest of the year.
Bainimarama told the regime owned Radio Fiji news today that some people with "dirty political motives" are awaiting the removal of the regulations to organise a protest march against the regime.
The army commander who has the backing of more than 6000 regular police and military personnel says they will give no room to any one or any institution to cause incitement.
Bainimarama claimed he has only five people against him but he does not count them as a threat.
But sources say he is obviously worried because he keeps extending the emergency regulations.
Referring to the Methodist church protest march that he had cancelled, he told Radio Fiji he had heard the church planned to use students from church run schools to participate in the march.
On Legend FM news, he claimed some church members and executives were misleading members during sermons by saying the conference will go ahead in August.
He reiterated that unless the Methodist Church divorced iself from politics, the Church would be denied permission to hold its conference in 2010 as well.
It's been almost three months since the regime severely curtailed the free flow of information by imposing total censorship on the media.
Media outlets are being forced to refer to the "regime" as "government" and refer to "interim ministers" as "ministers".
No negative news story about health facilities, pot-holed roads or frequent water cuts are allowed to be broadcast or published.