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Fiji's Armed Forces has stated that they will provide their full support to the Fiji Police Force in ensuring there’s stability in next month’s election.
Chief of Staff Brigadier, General Jone Kalouniwai says they will offer their assistance when and wherever they’re needed.
Kalouniwai says the military and the Police Force play a major role in safe guarding the interests of all Fijians through upholding the law.
“And we will continue to support the government of the day and whatever government comes into power the RFMF will be there to continue their support and also advocate democracy as much as we can.”
Kalouniwai says the lead role for providing maximum security and surveillance during the election is the Police Force and they will assist them in any way possible.
Meanwhile, avoid involving the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) in political discussions.
This is the advice from the RFMF Chief of Staff Brigadier General Jone Kalouniwai as debate heats up between various political parties.
Kalouniwai says the RFMF will maintain their core responsibility of upholding the law and supporting whatever government that comes into power.
“But as I said, we don’t want to get into any political mudslinging as much as we want to get out of the political discussions between political parties, we are a political and we hope we can move forward in that way”
Over the past few days some political parties have been mentioning about the involvement of RFMF in previous governments however Kalouniwai says there needs to be maturity in the way political parties discuss issues concerning the nation.
SOURCE: FBC NEWS/PACNEWS
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