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The Fiji military forces that have been torturing and killing and maiming civilians

Fiji PM challenged over women beatings

Updated at 2:56 pm on 17 February 2014

A Fiji businesswoman says the Prime Minister’s call for men to think long and hard about the treatment of women is a complete contradiction of his past actions.

Speaking at the opening of a women’s centre in Kadavu last week, Commodore Frank Bainimarama spoke out against the country’s high rate of domestic violence and said real men don’t hit women.

But Laisa Digitaki, who was taken from her home and severely beaten by soldiers after an anti-coup protest in 2006, says while it’s positive that the Prime Minister is speaking out against domestic violence, his words ring hollow.

” My point is that he is the commander of the Fiji military forces that have been torturing and killing and maiming civilians. So my point is that he doesn’t have the real heart, the good heart to be able to look after us.”

Laisa Digitaki says she still wants to meet the Prime Minister to discuss her beating almost eight years ago.

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8 thoughts on “The Fiji military forces that have been torturing and killing and maiming civilians

  1. Mack – you idol says one thing but practices another! People make their mind up from Frank’s kind of insincerity and hypocrisy, leave aside the gifts of bribe and vote-buying aid he has provided. It is difficult for one to be honest with others if one is not honest with oneself first. This is the problem with your idol! He has committed treason and stolen the state’s wealth and does not want to admit it. That is not being honest with oneself!

  2. Mack,
    What a pity. Your view of a good debate on an issue revolves around personalizing the other party’s private life. This is the dialogue of the uneducated. Grow up Young man.

  3. Nemani Delaibatiki the managing editor/training etc at the Fiji Sun tells (FS 18/2) that there is “No Place for voilence in our society’. Of course there isn’t. But what about that other kind of violence – where a government is forcefully removed at gunpoint? And the people forcefully subjected to rule by decree. Apparently this violence does not trouble the Fiji Sun and its journalist who have been bending over backwards to lend their support to the perpetrators of this violence.
    what hypocrisy!

  4. Nemani Delaibatiki the managing editor/training etc at the Fiji Sun tells (FS 18/2) that there is “No Place for voilence in our society’. Of course there isn’t. But what about that other kind of violence – where a government is forcefully removed at gunpoint? And the people forcefully subjected to rule by decree. Apparently this violence does not trouble the Fiji Sun and its journalist who have been bending over backwards to lend their support to the perpetrators of this
    violence.
    what hypocrisy!
    what shameful journalism?

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