Fiji Time: 9:12 PM on Monday 24 April

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

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.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65410.6351
JPY 53.691150.6911
GBP 0.37740.3694
EUR 0.45250.4405
NZD 0.69880.6658
AUD 0.64790.6229
USD 0.48740.4704

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 21st, April, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Possible mole in party
  2. iTaukei issues
  3. Airport plan for Labasa
  4. A mother's sacrifice
  5. Miss World Fiji to focus on issues affecting children
  6. Fijiana step up
  7. Cruise visitor rating 'low'
  8. Focus on Constitution
  9. EDITOR
  10. Fiji, US team up on climate

Top Stories this Week

  1. Death sparks anger Wednesday (19 Apr)
  2. Students question Attorney-General on salaries of ministers Tuesday (18 Apr)
  3. Cokes17: Maia breaks record Thursday (20 Apr)
  4. Money and gold Tuesday (18 Apr)
  5. Sawani cheerleaders Thursday (20 Apr)
  6. Nominate while you can Saturday (22 Apr)
  7. Search party finds wreck Tuesday (18 Apr)
  8. 30-year record stands Thursday (20 Apr)
  9. Cokes17: RKS, ACS maintain lead Friday (21 Apr)
  10. Cokes17: Natabua's Tuvusa wins Blue Ribbon title Friday (21 Apr)