3 Sep 2014

Fiji army head considers complaint against Rabuka

9:24 pm on 3 September 2014

Fiji's military commander has threatened to lay a police complaint against the former Prime Minister, Sitiveni Rabuka, over comments made about the soldiers captured by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights.

In an interview with Radio New Zealand this morning, Mr Rabuka said Fiji's Muslim community could face a serious backlash if the peacekeepers were harmed by their captors, the al-Qaeda affiliated group, al-Nusra.

Speaking to Auckland's Radio Tarana, Brigadier General Mosese Tikoitoga says the comments are very disappointing from a former Prime Minister and could be tantamount to inciting violence.

"This is totally a mysterious comment, it could border on inciting violence and I think it should be reported to the police."

Fiji's military commander Mosese Tikoitoga.

Sitiveni Rabuka has since come out to say that he stands by his comments and was just pointing out something that could potentially happen.