31 May 2007

Fiji military threatens scholarships of anti-regime bloggers at USP

6:58 pm on 31 May 2007

The Fiji military has warned students at the University of the South Pacific that if they are responsible for contributing to the blog spots their Fijian Affairs Board scholarships will be terminated.

The Fijilive news website quotes the land force commander, Col Pita Driti, as saying that the students will be tracked down.

The news site says it understands that several students were questioned by the army on Tuesday.

It says a senior administration officer of the Public Service Commission has also been questioned by army officers in relation to anti-army and anti-regime blogs.

There has been a proliferation of websites about Fiji politics since the military coup in December and the military has succeeded in shutting down some sites.