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SOCIAL MEDIA Alleged racist comments inquiry

Felix Chaudhary And Aqela Susu
Monday, December 11, 2017

INVESTIGATIONS are in progress into alleged racist comments made by individuals on social media.

This was revealed by the Director of Public Prosecutions, Christopher Pryde, while responding to queries raised from the floor during the 19th Attorney-General's Conference at Natadola on Saturday.

"We do have some matters that are before us at the moment for consideration," he said.

"As you know, the police act on complaints that have been received and they investigate and the matters are sent up to us to see if there is sufficient evidence or not and it's a matter of seeing whether there is sufficient evidence to bring a charge.

"We are always looking at these things and we do have some matters with our office at the moment."

When contacted for confirmation on these reports last night, Police Commissioner Brigadier- General Sitiveni said he could not make comments on issues that would end up in court.

"It's premature for us to make any comments now," he said.

"I can't comment on something the DPP has commented on."

Brig- Gen Qiliho added he does not follow social media and he would have to read these comments first before he could make any comments.

Meanwhile, Suva lawyer Aca Rayawa had questioned during the conference why no-one had been taken to court or extradited to Fiji for making comments on social media about the 'Islamisation of Fiji.'

"Has any action been taken against perpetrators who raise issues like the Islamisation of Fiji, for targeting a minority in Fiji?

"Muslims in Fiji consist of only seven percent of the population. How can they Islamise the whole of Fiji?

"What is being done to these very few people overseas who are raising this very serious issue about victimising this minority?"

When contacted for confirmation on these reports last night, Police Commissioner Brigadier General Sitiveni said he could not make comments on issues that would end up in court.

"It's premature for us to make any comments now," he said.

"I can't comment on something the DPP has commented on." Brig-Gen Qiliho added he did not follow social media and he would have to read the comments first before he could comment.

Meanwhile, Suva lawyer Aca Rayawa questioned during the conference why no-one had been taken to court or extradited to Fiji for making comments on social media about the 'Islamisation of Fiji'.

"Has any action been taken against perpetrators who raise issues like the Islamisation of Fiji, for targeting a minority in Fiji?

"Muslims in Fiji consist of only seven per cent of the population. How can they Islamise the whole of Fiji?

"What is being done to these very few people overseas who are raising this very serious issue about victimising this minority?"








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