Australia’s ambassador to Fiji receives death threat


SUVA — Australia’s ambassador to Fiji has received death threats related to Canberra’s opposition to the South Pacific country’s military regime, officials said Thursday. Police and officials at the Australian high commission (embassy) in the capital Suva said a taxi driver delivered a letter containing threats aimed at high commissioner James Batley on Wednesday night.

Police said they were taking the threat seriously and had stepped up security around the high commission. The high commission said it had made “appropriate security arrangements” in response to the threat, but it remained open for business.