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More Misinformation: the Anti-Government Rumours

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The Fiji Sun's Nemani Delaibatiki notes and answers 14  rumours doing the rounds in the social media:

Anti-Government elements, mainly operating from overseas, are now busy spreading lies to try to create fear among the people and destabilise the Government. They are desperately using social media to try to re-create the events of 1987 and 2000 to cause violence and bring down the Government. They are an increasingly desperate small minority who will not accept the success of FijiFirst in last year’s truly democratic election. They are realising they have failed and there is no going back to the past unless they can create the trouble of the past. But their attempts won’t succeed and this is why. The Government of Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama is strong and united and has widespread public support in building the new Fiji. In the September 2014 elections Mr Bainimarama received 202,459 votes out of the 496,364 votes cast. Opposition leader Ro Teimumu Kepa received a mere 49,4…

Preparing for the Indo-Pacific Century

Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations - 21 August 2015 Preparing for the Indo-Pacific centuryThe first Forum for India and the Pacific Islands in Jaipur on August 21 will be a historic summit that brings together the interests of India and the 14 island countries of the Pacific. It is India’s acknowledgement of the emerging strategic importance of the Pacific region, and a chance for the islands to turn this into an opportunity for growth, development, and greater security. BY
Senior Researcher India will host the inaugural Forum for India and the Pacific Islands (FIPIC) in Jaipur on August 21. It will be a historic summit to put together the concerns and mutual interests of India and the 14 island countries of the Pacific, and chart a way forward in the Indo-Pacific century.
It is important that India and the Pacific nations keep their people aware of each other’s struggles and share their experiences as citizens of a single global co…