Source: News Reports
SUVA, FIJI, August 13, 2001: Thieves broke into two Hindu temples in Suva today during the night and stole musical instruments from both places worth US$1,152. Committee member Satish Deo of the Ram Krishna Mandir said, "We request assistance in replacing the musical instruments as we are borrowing from other temples during prayers." Police spokeswoman Sergeant Unaisi Vuniwaqa said, "We request members of the public to have respect for all places of worship, whether it be church, temple or mosque, and also to promote religious tolerance, especially during this very crucial time." The first elections since the aborted coup of last year take place in a few days.