SECURITY STEPPED UP OUTSIDE FIJI PRIME MINISTER'S RESIDENCE

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SUVA, Fiji Islands (November 22, 1998 - Radio Australia)---Security has been stepped up at Fiji Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka's residence after an intruder was caught inside the compound.

Radio Australia correspondent Karan Pillay reports that the man was caught swimming in the Prime Minister's swimming pool on Saturday night.

"The 59-year-old man got off a taxi outside the Prime Minister's residence and somehow managed to slip past four police guards into the compound. He was swimming in the pool when apprehended.

" A senior police officer says the Prime Minister was not home at the time.

"The suspect, he says, is a former patient at the local mental hospital. He has been sent back to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.

"Earlier in the night the suspect was delirious at a boxing match, calling out insults at Mr. Rabuka's name. He said he was related to the Prime Minister and wanted to see him.

"Local police are said to be embarrassed about the incident.

"Karan Pillay, Suva."

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