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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Qiliho defends arrest of 16-year-old by soldiers

The Commissioner of Police, Sitiveni Qiliho, has come out today saying there was nothing wrong with two off-duty soldiers arresting a 16-year-old for allegedly “writing vulgar language” about Frank Bainimarama.

Qiliho quotes Section 131 (2) of the 2013 Constitution saying it is the overall responsibility of the RFMF to “ensure at all times the security, defence and well-being of Fiji and all Fijians”.

He adds this is not the first time that the army has assisted police in arresting persons of interest in relation to criminal offences such as drug-related offences.

What purpose does the Fiji Police Force serve if the military is doing their jobs?

Don’t the military have better things to do than engage in the arrest of minor offences? Other than peacekeeping duties there is no other purpose for the existence of the RFMF — hence ‘helping’ the police justifies their existence.

And the REAL question is why this 16-year-old is being targeted for writing something vulgar about Bainimarama on Facebook?

What about the video showing Frank Bainimarama assaulting Pio Tikoduadua – when will that justice be served Mr Qiliho?
Social media is rife with anti-Bainimarama comments – will all these thousands of people be arrested as well?

Fiji is not a democracy then is it Shammi Lochan.

Lochan, a Programme Manager at FBC which is headed by Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum’s brother, Riyaz, has announced a new programme on all six FBC stations from 8am-9am to identify fake news on social media.

FBC says “Fiji is a democratic country and there is no space for fake news in the country”.


Anonymous said...

The Muslims in Fiji and Pakistani now called terroristan are descendants of Indian.

Anonymous said...

Golihelo face look like indian Asre Sayad khayum face look like terrorist

Anonymous said...

What about the vulgar labuage and the swearing in the assault of Tikoduadua by Bianimarama that is very evident on video?

Anonymous said...

The Constitution quoted by the Qiliho is useless when the Prime Minster Bainimarama, as Head of the Government, commits a crime that threatens the well-being of Fiji and all Fijians and not taken in by the RFMF for questioning, but applies the rule ruthlessly to a defenceless young boy as if he is a hardened criminal.

The law is paralyzed, and justice never goes forth. For the wicked surround the righteous and justice goes forth perverted.

May the Almighty God bring us Justice against the perpetrators of evil.

Anonymous said...

It is not uncommon for people to engage in self-delusion to sustain their self-serving agenda. The mob who claim " Fiji is a democratic country ..." fall in this category. It is self-evident that Fiji is not the democratic country it used to be under the rule of the coupist Bainimarama and his cronies, both military and civilian. They subscribe to fictitious " alternative facts " to claim Fiji is a democracy. Fiji in reality is a democracy only in name. Only the arselickers believe otherwise.
- chiku.

Anonymous said...

The Canberra Times letter to editor column 16 October headline is ' The right to protest peacefully is a cornerstone of democracy'. That is indeed the case. But some politicians and state functionaries do not get that. Why is that? Is it an intellectually or integrity deficit? Or, is it both?
Be that as it may, it is a shame we should have such state officials in our democracy because they undermine it. The sooner they are gone the better for our democracy.
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Sitiveni Qiliho is part Muslim and part Fijian. Farther Muslim and mother native Fijian