25 Sep 2006

Fiji military sees supreme court referral as security threat

5:02 pm on 25 September 2006

Fiji's military says the government's decision to take their commander to the Supreme Court is a threat to national security.

The military spokesman, Major Neumi Leweni, has told Radio Legend that the military is united in its opposition to the Qoliqoli Bill, the Reconciliation and Unity Bill and the end to coup investigations which Commodore Bainimarama highlighted last Friday.

Major Leweni says these issues have been of concern to the military all along and it would be wise for the government to hear the army's views.

He says the military is seriously concerned that many people who were involved in the May 2000 coup are taking up top jobs and are not being held accountable for their actions.

Major Leweni says the government is setting precedents that nobody wants.

Commodore Bainimarama said at the weekend he was fed up of the mechanisms used by the government to downplay the perpetrators and beneficiaries of the coup and would continue to speak out about truth and justice