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Don't abuse rank, PM tells soldiers

Jone Kalouniviti
Monday, February 10, 2014

PRIME Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama says rank is not something that should be carried around in the disciplined forces.

He told this to soldiers in the presence of their wives and children after a church service arranged for the 4FIR and 5FIR families at the NASA Hall in Nadi yesterday.

Speaking in the iTaukei language, Commodore Bainimarama told the soldiers that a rank was not something to tell other people you were of a higher status.

The PM said there were some who would like to think of themselves as god because they had a few pins on their shoulders.

Commodore Bainimarama said many people in Fiji were struggling to survive.

He reminded the soldiers that there were families drinking water from the creeks and there were those who had no homes or roofs over their head.

He said there were a lot of people who needed second chance in life.

He also reminded the soldiers to look after their wives and children because they were the basic foundation of any strong military. He said a nation was strong if it respected its family values so soldiers must see to their families first before assisting those around them.








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