4 Jul 2012

Fiji military impounds government vehicles, alleging abuse

7:00 pm on 4 July 2012

The Fiji military has impounded more than 50 government vehicles for being used without authority.

The Fiji Sun reports the vehicles have been taken to the barracks after instructions by the interim prime minister for the military to help police monitor their use.

The Land Forces commander, Colonel Mosese Tikoitoga, says the vehicles were found on the road at 2 to 4am without any authority.

He says this shows government ministries have not taken heed of the government's effort to stop abuse and corruption within government ministries.

Col Tikoitoga says military officers had been labelled as bad guys for carrying out their duty while it's those who are abusing government resources who are the bad guys.