The Fiji military regime has ordered the Methodist Church to cancel its annual conference.
The Fiji military regime has targeted the most influential religious group, ordering the Methodist Church to cancel its annual conference.
A joint statement issued by the military and police accused the church of trying to bring instability to the country.
The crackdown follows information that ‘inciteful issues are going to be discussed at the conference’, police spokeswoman Ema Mua confirmed to the FijiLive website.
The statement said the Methodist Church could not hide its involvement in politics and part of the agenda for the August conference focused on the current political situation.
Earlier this month, a former Methodist Church president was detained after delivering a sermon calling for peaceful protests to restore democracy to Fiji.
Reverend Manasa Lasaro has been at the forefront of opposition in the Methodist Church to the 2006 coup in which military chief and self-appointed prime minister Voreqe Bainimarama overthrew the elected government.
Bainimarama has since ruled out democratic elections before 2014.
The Methodist Church is the dominant denomination among the devout indigenous Fijians, who make up 57 per cent of the total population of around 840,000.
This move just proves the monster despotic p ig and his illegal regimes loss of moral standing, not only in Fiji but the rest of the world.
P ig Bhainimarama and the illegal regimes reckless threats toward innocent citizens of Fiji is a sure sign of immense insecurity on their part.
After all, what could a group of Methodists and their choirs, that could hardly be described as dangerous or even mildly violent do or say that we and the rest of the world are already aware of about the cowardly p ig and his cowardly army and coup apologists.
The bipolar despotic p ig controls the stupid army and preserves power by lavishing favours on the barmy army officers and police chiefs whose hands are so steeped in blood that regime change would be their own nemesis.