5 May 2011

Fiji military signals unity after mutiny plot goes to court

1:55 pm on 5 May 2011

Fiji's Land Force Commander, Colonel Mosese Tikoitoga, has re-affirmed that the military still supports the interim prime minister, Commodore Frank Bainimarama, 100 percent.

Colonel Tikoitoga made the comment to FBC News a day after his predecessor Brigadier General Pita Driti and another former senior officer were charged with making seditious comments.

He says the military will make sure that what the interim regime started will be completed properly.

Colonel Tikoitoga says those that are wrong will be taken to task for it.

He says if the military can do it within its ranks then it can also have the resolve to change the mind-set in the Public Service Commission and the nation.

Brigadier General Driti, who has also been charged with inciting mutiny, and Colonel Ratu Tevita Uluilakeba Mara are free on bail.

There have been no reports of when the alleged plot was being worked on.

The two went on leave seven months ago but have only been charged this week.

They have pleaded not guilty and are to re-appear in court within a month.