23 May 2013

Bainimarama promises tough action on trouble-makers

4:51 am on 23 May 2013

The Prime Minister of Fiji, Commodore Frank Bainimarama, says the regime is not monitoring political activity but it is keeping an eye on anything that might provoke unrest.

He says the most important thing right now is to keep the peace, maintain stability and protect Fiji's economy and jobs.

Commodore Bainimarama says Fiji's security forces as in any country are keeping a watch and certain things will not be tolerated.

He told Radio Tarana politicians can say whatever they like as long as they don't provoke unrest.

He says he won't tolerate being accused of trying to steal their land or people saying Indo Fijians should be thrown out because in the Fiji context that is inciting violence.

"I've promised to be tough with anyone who causes trouble and I will be. That's my solemn duty as prime minister to guarantee and protect the security of ordinary people and I take it very seriously."

Commodore Bainimarama says trouble in the past, as in Suva in 2000 when shops were set alight, will never happen again.