2 Apr 2009

Fiji military warns against destructive criticism

4:13 pm on 2 April 2009

Fiji's Land Force Commander, Colonel Pita Driti, has again warned some parties and groups that they might be excluded from planned political dialogue meetings.

In a statement, Col Driti says the SDL, the National Federation Party and some NGO's must stop their negative or destructive criticism of the interim government.

He says pleas some people for a quick return to democracy is hypocritical because they supported the overthrow of the democratically elected government in 2000.

Col Driti has defined the 2006 military coup as a clean-up campaign and a countercoup against the same enemies of 2000.

The next political dialogue is expected to be held next week.