|OH, YES, THAT'S HOW WE DO IT: Ioane Naivalurua shares with one of his Melanesian peers the wonder of Fiji policing.|
Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and the Solomons Islands - all have their problems with corrupt and incompetent police.
Still, it was rather ironic to have Fiji's police commander Brigadier General Ioane Naivalurua on the podium, looking as though he was extolling the virtues of Viti police.
But in a week when police have been accused of assaulting children (and let's not forget the QEB Goons), senior police officials associating with suspected drug dealers and officers on the take, Naivalurua doesn't have a lot to crow about.
In fact, he probably should've been listening to the Melanesian police heads instead of bending their ears.
And oh, yes: true to tradition the two officers accused of assaulting children have apparently been 'transferred', the usual answer to internal police inquiries.
Regarding our National Intelligence Bureau scoop about a police official seen having a discussion with a suspected drug dealer, while drinking inside a nightclub, police spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri says “nothing like that happened”. Really?
The summit with the MSG is looking at a range of issues including natural disasters, law ad order, transnational crimes and sovereignty issues.