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Fijians safe in Thailand

Ana Madigibuli
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

FIJI's High Commissioner to Malaysia Ratu Meli Bainimarama has assured Fijians with family members and relatives in Bangkok that their families are safe.

This after the military in Thailand seized power last week.

A government statement issued yesterday stated that the Fiji High Commission in Malaysia was ready to assist any Fijian living in Thailand should they require help.

"According to our records here in Malaysia, we have six Fijians in Thailand and all, with one exception, are working people," said Ratu Meli.

"The exception is a housewife. She has been in Thailand for over 10 years and knows the language and speaks Thai.

"As far as we are aware, all Fijians in Bangkok are safe," he said from Kuala Lumpur via the statement.

In the statement, Ratu Meli said the evacuation of the rest would be handled by the United Nations as they were employed by, or spouses of workers of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), except for one who lived outside Bangkok.

"The exception lives and works outside Bangkok, so he will not be affected by the disturbances in Bangkok.

"If, however, any should require our assistance, we will liaise with our Honorary Consul General in Bangkok to do the needful."

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