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Big plans for Singh

Avinesh Gopal
Thursday, February 06, 2014

A FORMER member of the People's Democratic Party has yet to decide whether he will contest the elections under a political party or as an independent.

But, Nirmal Singh says he will definitely contest the elections scheduled to be held before the end of September.

Mr Singh, a founding member of the PDP, resigned from the party at the weekend after weeks of party infighting.

Yesterday, he said he was an aspiring candidate and would decide in the next few days if he would join another party or run as an independent.

Mr Singh also revealed he had policies he would focus on.

"Once elected, I will take the initiative of encouraging the strategic realignment of the role and responsibilities of our armed forces," he said in a statement.

"Our armed forces must move away from domestic engagement to regional and international engagement.

"I will give utmost priority to ensure Fiji plays a strategic role in regional defence and security initiatives and will encourage the elected government to immediately get into negotiations with Australia, New Zealand and the US to pursue being part of the Australia, New Zealand and US defence treaty."

Mr Singh said Fiji could no longer be ignored from being part of the security alliance and to provide defence and security in the South Pacific.








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