28 Jun 2017

Rabuka warned by Fiji military

3:29 pm on 28 June 2017

The Fiji military has accused former coup leader Sitiveni Rabuka of piggybacking off ex-soldiers' grievances for his own political gain.

Fiji SODELPA leader Sitiveni Rabuka

Fiji SODELPA leader Sitiveni Rabuka Photo: AFP

This comes as the Fiji ex-Peacekeepers and Action Trustee Association launches fresh legal action for peacekeeping mission compensation.

The military's chief of staff Colonel Jone Kalouniwai warned the association to be very cautious about Mr Rabuka's involvement with their group.

Colonel Kalouniwai expressed concern in a report on Fiji Village that things might get out of hand after former peacekeepers were encouraged to gather at court on Thursday.

He said the RFMF was just "trying to throw water on the flame".

Mr Rabuka has distanced himself from the association, saying it would be a waste of money for people to go to the courthouse.

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