Police officers in Fiji are now answering the phones with Praise the Lord.
While police spokeswoman Ema Mua told Fiji TV this was not compulsory and police officers were doing this out of their own intiative, the Deputy Director of Operations Superintendent Erami Raibe told Legend FM this is the new approach of the Fiji Police Force.
Raibe said this is part of the christian crusade as the force is trying to change its image by adopting the Jesus strategy.
Christian Crusades in the force started in December last year and all officers, irrespective of their religious belief are compelled to attend a church service co-ordinated by the New Methodist Church one Sunday every month.
Police officers living in police quarters and barracks cannot consume yaqona or kava in their homes.
And now all police officers given duties at the switchboard or to operate telephone lines at police stations are told to say Praise the Lord, irrespective of whether they are Christians, Hindus or Muslims.
Sources have told us that a vast majority of police officers are deeply unhappy about what they feel is religious persecution by Commissioner Esala Teleni and his senior officers.
Teleni is a member of the New Methodist Church being run by his younger brother Atu Vulaono.