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Soldiers deployed to find alleged firearms

August 20, 2015

One hundred and forty soldiers are now assisting police to find firearms that apparently were going to be used to form an independent state in Fiji. Over 60 people have so far been arrested in the Western Division on sedition and inciting political violence charges.

The arrests follow claims of military-style training in Ra province.There are claims that a former British army officer has been secretly running the military-style training camps in several villages and this training involved firearms. Now the military has used Section 131 of the botched Constitution to allow soldiers to search for the firearms which they believe has been hidden away.
Coup4.5 has been told the soldiers are driving around in Budget rental cars in Ra and Tavua looking for the firearms. Meanwhile the Public Accounts Committee is still waiting for answers as to the whereabouts of $100 million dollars dispensed in the last year.
When questioned, the Finance Ministry told the committee they were not in a position to tell them where this money went to. The money was put into a fund called Head 50, where ministries apparently could dip into if they needed extra money.

It seems there are no receipts or record of which ministry or who took what amount to date.
Source – C4.5; Posted by Rusi Varani for SWM
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