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Bainimarama slaps photographer at Fiji Day event

October 19, 2014

Prime minister by title but thug by nature.

A second citizen has been attacked by Frank Bainimarama –

Earlier incident: Bilitaki beaten.

a photographer who was slapped across the face after being ordered to stop taking pictures.

The incident happened on Friday evening at Government House during the Fiji Day cocktails and was witnessed by at least two people.

Witnesses say the newly-elected Fiji First leader slapped the photographer, who is believed to work for the Ministry of Information or the Corrections Services, and swore at him because he didn’t wanted pictures taken of him and his family.

Injuries documented: Investigation underway.

The incident occurred at about 11.30pm.

The 2006 coup leader also ordered youth who were at the event to leave.

Bainimarama told them: “Raica dou kua tiko ni veitaba, dou vinakata meu cemuri kemudou ike” meaning “Look, don’t take photos or I will chase you out of here.”

Source – C4.5; Posted by Rusi Varani for SWM
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