BAINIMARAMA CLARIFIES PUSH TO PROSECUTE

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SUVA, Fiji (Radio Fiji, Jan. 4) – Fiji Army Commander Voreqe Bainimarama has assured the nation that he is not threatening the public with his recent statement about the May 2000 coup.

Commodore Bainimarama had said he is determined to bring to justice all who were involved in the uprising.

Bainimarama clarifies that it is not his or the army's intention to threaten any members of the public irrespective of their races.

He says the institution will always fight for the truth to see that justice prevails in the country.

According to the Commander, only those who feel threatened are those involved in the illegal activities that the Army is against.

The Army chief says the military will not back down in its pursuit to bring to justice those involved in the 2000 coup.

He says it is the military's role to protect the country for the betterment of its people.

January 5, 2004

Radio Fiji

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