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Choose wisely, says army commander

Mere Naleba
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

IT is important to have confidence in those you want to represent you in Parliament.

These were the words of the head of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces during a parade yesterday.

RFMF Commander and Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama said it was important for people to choose their government representatives wisely and to make sure they choose someone who would not ignore those who voted them into government.

Commodore Bainimarama said voters should be wary of politicians who had their own agendas.

The soldiers were also told that such politicians were the very ones who would just waste their time.

Commodore Bainimarama said soldiers should never forget the events that transpired at the Queen Elizabeth Barracks in the year 2000 which lead to the deaths of some soldiers. He told them that as long as those in the camp were united, mutinies would not happen.

The soldiers were also encouraged to read the new Constitution and to understand the link between the Constitution and the People's Charter for Change, Peace and Progress.