23 Feb 2008

Fiji's police chief warns against making anti-regime comments

10:55 am on 23 February 2008

Fiji's police chief has issued a stern warning to people making public statements against the interim Government.

Commodore Esala Teleni told Fiji live online that from now on police will not tolerate any person making wild statements against the interim regime and individuals associated with it.

His warning comes after critics of the interim regime this week condemned the Cabinet's approval of a new regulation for the Great Council of Chiefs, including extension of the powers of 2006 coup leader and interim Prime Minister Commodore Frank Bainimarama who will now chair the GCC.

Esala Teleni says people will be taken to task if it find their statements inciting and inappropriate.

Commodore Teleni says the warning was necessary to remind people that law and order will always prevail.