Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Fiji Military Threat

Military didn’t threaten Batley: Ganilau
21 MAY 2008

The Interim Government has rubbished suspicions by the Australian Government claiming the Fiji Military Forces were responsible for making threats against its High Commissioner to Fiji.

Interim Defence Minister Ratu Epeli Ganilau in a statement today, claimed that such speculations were preposterous and unsubstantiated.

“The Government has consistently maintained that it will not tolerate any threats by any person against diplomats in Fiji.”

“The Government and its military are fully aware of its obligation under the Vienna Convention.”

The statement went on to say that it will provide the necessary security to any diplomat in Fiji including Australian High Commissioner James Batley.

“Should Batley, who is moving around Fiji freely, notwithstanding the threats, feel that he needs more security presence, then the Government shall provide it after an assessment.”

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