19th October 07:13 PM
Police should not turn away anyone because of their ethnicity or social status - PM
By Semi Turaga
Friday 11/08/2017
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama during the medal presentation.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says the police should not turn away anyone because of their ethnicity or social status.

While speaking at the 2017 Fiji Police Force Medal Award Parade at the Nasova grounds, Bainimarama said every Fijian should feel confident they can turn to our police when they feel endangered or in need.

Bainimarama said he also knows the majority of our officers are doing good work for Fiji and for every Fijian and their service is making a real difference for the safety and security of the Fijian people.

He said he is proud that there has been a reduction in crime in Fiji by 6% in the first six months of this year but when it comes to the safety of our citizens, we can never sit back and be content.

Caption

Police Constable Krishan Keshwan has been presented with a medal by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama to honor his brave actions which led to the arrest of a robbery suspect last year.

Krishan Keshwan after he was struck on the head with a knife during an attempted robbery

Keshwan was struck on the head with a knife during an attempted robbery at a shop in Valelevu last November and sustained serious injuries.

 

He was awarded the medal along with 299 officers and retired officers for their special service. 

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