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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

C4.5 story prompts Fiji police commissioner to speak out about death of Japanese student

Fiji police have responded to publicity about the unexplained death of a 27 year old Japanese student, whose body was found in a mangrove swamp at Wailoaloa Beach nine days ago.

Coupfourpointfive revealed yesterday authorities and media were playing down the death because of fears of negative publicity for the country.


Ioane Naivalurua today told the Fiji Sun police will not rest until its investigations are complete saying efforts needed to be intensified and if there was any suspect or suspects, they needed to be brought to justice.


Mami Nakamura was last seen leaving the Freebird Institute in Nadi on August 31, 2011 at 2pm and it's believed she was heading for a party at Wailoaloa Beach.


Fiji police say a post mortem failed to establish the cause of death because of the advanced stage of decomposition her body was in but specimens have been collected for further analysis.


Ms Nakamura was cremated last Friday by her family.


Naivalurua said her file would remain open: "..... we don’t give up or rest until we discover the truth of what happened to Ms Nakamura.”

11 comments:

mark manning said...

What would the Fiji Police know about truth ?

Anonymous said...

so much for the rule of law in fiji.

Anonymous said...

Useless Fiji police, and even useless commissioner for covering it up. Shame on you guys.

Anonymous said...

Police and soldiers are focussing on PER and VRF that they are neglecting their real responsibilities ie. to catch the real criminals and protect the public.

The dozens of bodyguards who are now changing shifts at Bainimarama's and Khaiyum's house and following them everywhere should be better deployed elsewhere so that they can earn their wages more fairly.

Anonymous said...

RIP Ms Nakamura!! cava madaga o gute!!

Checkpoint Charlie said...

Australia's Daily telegraph


Mystery over spate of tourist deaths on military-controlled Fiji
A spate of mysterious deaths on the military-controlled Pacific island of Fiji has led to accusations that authorities are censoring media coverage to protect the multi-million dollar tourism industry.



Mystery over spate of tourist deaths on military-controlled Fiji
A spate of mysterious deaths on the military-controlled Pacific island of Fiji has led to accusations that authorities are censoring media coverage to protect the multi-million dollar tourism industry.
Mystery over spate of tourist deaths on military-controlled Fiji
Fiji has been under the control of military leader Voreqe Bainimarama since he seized power in a coup in 2006 Photo: ALAMY

By Paul Chapman in Wellington

7:00AM BST 13 Sep 2011

A Japanese woman, an American businessman and two New Zealanders have died on Fiji in the past three months.

The latest death was Mami Nakamura, 27, a Japanese student at an English-language school, whose decomposing body was found among mangroves on September 5.

Ms Nakamura was last seen heading to a beach party in Nadi, the main resort town, six days earlier but news media on Fiji gave the incident no coverage until a few days ago.

Government censors control every newsroom in Fiji and sources say authorities allowed media reports to be published only after the news leaked out through anti-government blogsites.

Coup Four and a Half, a leading dissident blogsite, claimed local media had been warned not to report the foreigners' deaths by a regime fearing negative publicity would keep tourists away.
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It said of Ms Nakamura's suspected murder: "Attempts to get the full story out in the local media were impeded yet again by censors, with the unelected government running scared because of the implications with the Japanese government."

But Sharon Smith-Jones, a spokesman for the Fiji government, attacked the blogsite's credibility, dismissing its claims as "completely untrue".

She insisted all of the incidents had been well covered by the Pacific island nation's media.

Brigadier Ioane Naivalurua, the police commissioner, told the Fiji Times: "We don't give up or rest until we discover the truth of what happened to Ms Nakamura."

Meanwhile, family members continue to fund a private search for Don Nicholas, chief executive of a medical institute in Charlotte, North Carolina, who disappeared on July 15 while surfing off Natadola beach, near Nadi.

They have set up a website called helpfinddon.com to seek information and have posted a reward of US$100,000 (£63,000) for information.

In New Zealand, relatives and friends are puzzled by the fate of Greymouth man Tony Groom, who died days after being badly beaten up in Nadi on July 8.

Fijian police ruled that he had died of natural causes and no investigation into his death was carried out.

The first death was that of Chelsia Mary Lo, a 33-year-old Auckland woman who is understood to have fallen off the luxury superyacht Alani II in the Blue Lagoon resort on June 13.

No post mortem is known to have been conducted, and her family say her body was cremated before they were officially informed of her death.

Ms Lo's sister told the Sunday Star Times newspaper: "I thought it was strange for someone to be cremated on the same day their body was found."

Fiji has been under the control of military leader Voreqe Bainimarama since he seized power in a coup in 2006.

He has promised elections in 2014.

Anonymous said...

Easy to get away with murder now in Fiji. We will see a lot more soon, but don't expect to read about it in the media.

ATUNAISA said...

the same death will happen to voreqe and his family, kaiyum and his family and the others lurking from their rear... DEAD AND NEVER MISSED..

Anonymous said...

We don't give up until we discover the truth of what has happened....what a joke!!! For a distinguished well respected gentleman to say that I only hope he practices what he preaches.

Anonymous said...

Like father like son.Bainimarama is the son of the last hangman of Korovou Prison.

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