Fiji’s Rabuka: ‘I Want To Make Up For My Past Actions’

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Fiji’s Rabuka: ‘I Want To Make Up For My Past Actions’ Remorseful former PM and coup leader standing for elections

By Mereani Gonedua

SUVA, Fiji (Fijilive, July 7, 2013) – I am standing because I want to make up for my past actions, says former Fiji Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka.

Speaking to FijiLive, Rabuka said he was remorseful for his role in the 1987 coup and that he wanted to do right by "all those I have hurt."

"The world change and I have also changed, I initially said that I would not be available for elections however many people have asked me to be available so I have considered and have made up my mind," Rabuka said.

"Fiji needs to move forward and anyone that will be chosen to take the country forward must be sure to have the support of the people and continue to take Fiji to better heights."

On whether he will join an existing company or stand alone, Rabuka said he was keeping his options open and could stand as an independent if the need arises.

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