Sources from within the Queen Elizabeth Barracks have expressed fear that the controversy surrounding the cancellation of the Methodist Church conference is inevitably leading to tension within the rank of the army as a majority of the soldiers are Methodists.
According to sources the military intelligence is aware that the conference is likely to go ahead despite interim prime minister's verbal orders that it is cancelled.
The sources say soldiers do not want to be pitted against Church members to stop the conference if it proceeds because it could lead to confrontation, violence and bloodshed. The say the soldiers are fully aware of the gravity of the situation.
Coupfourpointfive has been told that soldiers and officers cannot understand Bainimarama's rationale to cancel the Methodist conference when the radical New Methodist Church is allowed absolute freedom to carry out public crusades.