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The wheel of change

Shalveen Chand
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

IN 2010, former police officer Sakaia Suluka led a team to a farm in Rakiraki to arrest Fiji Labour Party leader Mahendra Chaudhry for violating the Public Emergency Regulation.

Four years later, he became the first man to let FLP know that he wanted to contest the election under their banner.

"I have had a good time to think about this. After I retired, I thought about doing something for the people of Ra and politics looks to be the way to do it," said Mr Suluka.

"People living in towns and cities don't realise the hardship faced by someone living in a village which is far from any town.

"People here have to pay more for the same thing sold in a supermarket. The rich and the poor have the same needs but the poor man pays extra."

Mr Suluka hopes he will be able to bring development for the people of Ra.

"This province has seen very little development.

"The roads are still the same, so are the houses and things such as water sources haven't improved."

He believes FLP is the wheel of change for the people of Fiji.








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