POLICE COMMISSIONER HUGHES, OTHERS REMOVED

SUVA, Fiji (Fijilive, Dec. 7) – Army commander Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama.

Fiji's military has sacked Commissioner of Police Andrew Hughes, Public Service Commission chairman Stuart Huggett, PSC CEO Anare Jale, Prime Minister's Office CEO Jioji Kotobalavu and Solicitor General Nainendra Nand.

Also sacked are acting Commissioner of Police Moses Driver and Assistant Commissioner of Police Kevueli Bulamainaivalu.

Other Government CEOs and civil servants opposing the military could lose their jobs as well.

Army spokesman Major Neumi Leweni confirmed the names of people to be sacked.

"Yes, the termination orders will be served tomorrow morning," he said.

He said the RFMF will not tolerate any public outbursts against its efforts "to accommodate a peaceful transition currently taking place".

In a press conference late this afternoon, army commander Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama cited Nand and Huggett, Supervisor of Elections Semesa Karavaki, Acting Commissioner of Police Moses Driver and Assistant Commissioner of Police Kevueli Bulamainaivalu for non-cooperation with the army.

A meeting of CEOs with Nand and Huggett was interrupted this morning after soldiers stormed in.

Nand was supposed to have briefed the CEOs on the legality of the current situation.

They were later escorted to meet Bainimarama and his senior officers.

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