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'Protect all Fijians'

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Saturday, June 07, 2014

THE newest recruits in the Republic of Fiji Military Forces have been reminded to rise above politics and remain committed to serving all Fijians.

Military Commander Brigadier-General Mosese Tikoitoga delivered this message at their passing out parade at the Force Training Group in Nasinu yesterday.

"We have a duty to protect our country, our interests and our people. To do so we must rise above politics and remain committed to serving all Fijians," he said.

"We need to set the environment for peaceful coexistence with others, irrespective of our ethnicity, religion, creed or colour. We must loath personal greed, but acknowledge self sacrifice.

"You have run many kilometres in our training, you have lived a life of discipline, initially forced but in the latter part of your course, it came naturally — you have learnt the value of life."

Brigadier-General Tikoitoga told the 259 new soldiers it was important they promote goodwill, fight egoism and cuddle selflessness.

"We must, above all be steadfast in our commitment to all Fijians.

"Our soldiers are putting their lives on the line on the other side of the world, in Syria, Egypt, Iraq and Sudan to keep the peace and provide safety for those in need.

"The RFMF is an institution that has withstood many tests in different theatres of its operation — it is known for its gallantry servicemen and women who have graced the battle fields before us.

"You will now join an institution that is known to be able to hold its own during challenging times. Be proud, be honourable and most importantly be honest at all times."








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