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Qiliho explains ‘Restriction of Movement’ Order

Commissioner of Police, Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho said the main purpose of the ‘Restriction of Movement’ order is to prevent loitering so that people who are not on essential duties can clear out and go home. He cleared the air about the need to obtain passes from Police: Businessmen need to come into the central business […]

Peni Shute

April 6, 2016 5:54 pm

Commissioner of Police, Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho said the main purpose of the ‘Restriction of Movement’ order is to prevent loitering so that people who are not on essential duties can clear out and go home.

He cleared the air about the need to obtain passes from Police:

Businessmen need to come into the central business district and check on their generators if it needs to be refuelled if the power goes off.

It seems to be a misinterpreted even by some of my police officers, there is no need for passes. There is No need to pick up passes or anything like that. You don’t need a pass if you need to go out and do your work, you go out and do your work.

Qiliho said the Police force will come down hard on people who are found loitering.

People that are in Town who need to go home will go home and if people don’t adhere to these warnings we are going to charge people for loitering, it is a chargeable offence, the Police Force is coming down hard on it, we are going to charge people for loitering, we are going to pick up people that are swimming in areas that we come across if we tell them to go and they don’t we will pick them up as well and bring them to the police station.

Nationwide ‘Restriction of Movement Order’ at 6pm, stay indoors.

Fiji has instituted an indefinite countrywide ‘Restriction of Movement Order’ from 6pm tonight, on Wednesday, 06 April 2016.

To preserve safety and public order prior to the arrival of Tropical Cyclone Zena, all members of the Public are to remain indoors and secure their properties until further notice.

The Fiji Police Force, in support of the Emergency and Discipline Services, will ensure the maintenance of this Order.

Only Movement of Emergency and Essential Services will be permitted.

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