Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Fiji Times Editor’s vehicle vandalised

Sai Comment:
- Here we go again! First it was Lawyer, Tevita Fa, then Kenneth Zinck and now Netani Rika. Fiji and its people for sure can make out who is responsible for this! All three victims of such cowardly acts have something in common- they all are either critics or supporters of those who despise the current military control regime in Fiji. All of them will have their suspicions, just like the rest of Fiji. The time will come when the cowards responsible will get their just punishment. By the way, there is probably no point in making a complaint to the Fiji Police given its current leadership and lack of integrity!

Police try to locate stoners
www.fijivillage.com - 16/03/2009

Police Spokesperson Atunaisa Sokomuri said they are doing their best in trying to locate the people behind the attacks on the properties of four prominent figures in Suva recently.The latest incident being, Fiji Island Council of Trade Union (FICTU) General Secretary Attar Singh's house and two vehicles in Kula street, Samabula which was stoned early yesterday morning at around 3. In similar incidents, the official vehicle of Fiji Times Editor Netani Rika was damaged last week, former Labour Minister Kenneth Zinck's vehicle and house was stoned in late January while the Qaranivalu's lawyer Akuila Naco had his car damaged early last month.Sokomuri said they are doing what they can.

Fiji Times Editor’s vehicle vandalised
The editor of Fiji’s major newspaper and his family were rudely awaken early this morning after a group of men entered their compound and smashed the windows of his company vehicle.

Fiji Times editor Netani Rika also confirmed to Fijilive that he had lodged a report at the Central Police Station in Suva at around 11am today.

He said the incident occurred around 2.15am while they were asleep.

He said he learnt from the neighbours that about three men were involved in the incident.

Police spokesman Atunaisa Sokomuri also confirmed that a report had been lodged.

He said police would not rule out foul play at this stage as investigations continued.

But Rika said he had his own suspicions.

“I do have my suspects and I have conveyed it to police,” Rika told Fijilive.

“I think I know why (the incident occurred to him). Until I can be certain, I will not speculate,” he said.

Rika said damage sustained was estimated at around $1500 to $2000.

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