Bloggers, this is from the FT this morning. Teleni now wants to tackle Fiji’s crime rate by evangelizing the criminals with the new policy of ‘a new soul, a new Fiji.’ With all due respect to the Churches, ketepoka Teleni is a stupid and confused man. He is now getting the Fiji Police Force to engage in work it was never meant to be engaged in nor qualified to undertake.
Furthermore Teleni conveniently tries to hide the fact, he and Vore both committed ‘sin’ when he lied to the nation, saying that there will be no coup only days before committing treason. He is further committing ‘sin’ by suppressing damning evidence against the murderers of Sakiusa Rabaka & Nimilote Verebasaga. They remained unresolved today. Not to mention the unresolved murders of the 5 CRW members as well.
SV wishes to remind ketepoka Teleni, that this latest policy direction only shows how confused and unstable he is. Maybe his guilty conscience getting the better of him and ketepoka hopes this public display of ‘spirituality’ will redeem him and absolve him of his sins? Unfortunately he is greatly mistaken.
If he wants to properly redeem himself and be absolved of his sins, then he needs to go before God and do what everybody else does without exception. The Turaga Bale na Qaranivalu Ratu Inoke Takiveikata and the Turaga Bale na Tui Cakau Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu both did this, when they humbled themselves, publically confessed their sins and sought forgiveness.
However, SV wishes to remind ketepoka Teleni, that despite this public humiliation, confession and seeking and receiving of forgiveness, he will still face the consequences of his ‘sinful’ actions and the death penalty and/or incarceration is certainly well within range, as was the case with both Ratu Inoke and Ratu Naiqama.
Another thing ketepoka Teleni will realise that just because something has been held ‘lawful’ by the courts, such as the 50c Gates Judgement, it does not necessarily mean that it is the ‘truth’ because it can be ‘sinful’ as well. Morality goes to the substance of the matter and not its mere form, which is what the 50c Gate’s Judgement was in reality. My koicalevu from Nadroga have a saying that goes to the substance of what I just said: ‘Na yalo ga me ju dodonu.’
Monday, November 10, 2008
POLICE Commissioner Esala Teleni has expanded the role of his officers “to reach out and save souls”.
In an effort to curb the rising crime rate across the country, Mr Teleni engaged churches to evangelise people and turn them to God instead of crime. The force, from next month, will send out officers accompanied by clergymen and women in a spiritual drive to help citizens keep away from a life of sin and crime.
The Crime Prevention Week outreach, Mr Teleni said on a radio talkback at the weekend, had the support of Christian denominations whose members make up the biggest percentage of Fiji’s prison population. Police spokeswoman Ema Mua said the theme for the crusade would be “A new soul, a new Fiji”.
The force has also written to other religious organisations asking them to join the campaign. “We are targeting churches and religious organisations in this crusade because they will be able to convince their members and encourage them to follow the right path,” she said.
Former prisoners will be invited to provide advice to youths on the bad effects of crime. Two religious organisations have already pledged support for the course. Ahmadiya Muslim Jamaat acting president Tahir Munshi said religious organisations have an important role to play in the prevention of crime in the society.
“There is a limit to what we, as religious organisations, can do in this case,” he said, can do in this case,” he said. “We have to find out the root causes of crime and find out why people commit crime.” Mr Munshi said the main reason many youths and people commit crime was poverty.
“The Government should look into this and address the problem,” he said. The organisation, he said, would “support anything and everything that is good and help the country move toward progress”.
Mr Munshi said if religious organisations looked after their individual members and discouraged them from following a path to crime, the rate could be reduced. He said the fact that police officers would be part of the religious crusade was encouraging.
Sanatan Dharam Pratinidhi Sabha president Dewan Maharaj said they were approached by police to be part of the crusade during Crime Prevention Week next month. Mr Maharaj said they have told their branches and they have shown their support for it.
“We are concerned at the fact that for the past ten years or so Hindi temples and places of worship have been targets of sacrilege,” he said. Mr Maharaj said every religious organisation has condemned such acts but it has never been determined why some people commit such acts.
He said the crime prevention crusade by the police and religious organisations will educate the youths and offenders to respect places of worship and prevent further acts of sacrilege against any religion.