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Fiji’s Citizens’ Constitutional Forum is calling on the government to stop any mlitary interference.

Fears military will inhibit Fiji constitution talks

Fijian soldier on guard. Groups involved in talks about a new constitution fear limitations on free speech. [AFP]
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Fijian soldier on guard. Groups involved in talks about a new constitution fear limitations on free speech. [AFP]

Fiji’s interim government is being asked to ensure the military does not interfere with public consultations during the drafting of a constitution.

There have also been requests to lift emergency decrees for fear they will inhibit people from speaking freely.

Fiji’s Citizens’ Constitutional Forum is calling on the government to stop any mlitary interference.

Public meetings are under way to educate people about the constitution and encourage them to participate in the drafting.

Consultations

A period of consultations is expected to be held in coming weeks before a draft of the new constitution is submitted to a Constituent Assembly next January.

The Reverend Akuila Yabaki, from the Citizens’ Constitutional Forum, says the interim government needs to maintain independence from the drafting process.

He told Radio Australia: “All those decrees which restrict people’s participation have got to be gotten rid of.

“That assurance was made to the ministerial action group of the Pacific Island Forum just a week ago and we need to see that that action follows words.”

Meanwhile, Fiji’s interim Attorney-General says no changes will be made to decrees before public consultations on the new constitution begin.

There have been calls for the Public Order Amendment Decree, among others, to be removed due to fears they will inhibit free participation.

But Aiyad Sayed Khaium told Radio New Zealand critics are already broadcasting their opinions on TV and radio.

He says the Public Order Amendment Decree does not restrict debate and free speech.

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3 thoughts on “Fiji’s Citizens’ Constitutional Forum is calling on the government to stop any mlitary interference.

  1. Chaudhry is not a stranger Pramod Rae,NFP has again proven that there is no shortage of poofters ref picture in fijilive. a bunch of highly qualified idiots meeting simply to undermine MR CHAUDHRY. Some of them are so desperate and penny less to take cabinet positions. Smoky Face and Jaganath have you guys forgotten military hiding. Raman and James Raman both defunct in their profession.My advise to madarasi crowed is to seek guidance from Mr Chaudhry by securing admission in his institution. Mr Chaudhry is a very humble and nice person to work with you gandu,s don’t be scared of him.Another useless and longtime opportunist Bimal Prasad cannot be distinguished weather he is laughing or crying. On the run list is Kamal Iyer and all time wrong adviser Kala Kauwa mother in law fucker baiman. you gang will never succeed.

  2. GALI GALI MEIN SHOR HAI, MP CHAUDARY AUR FIJI LABOR PARTY CHOR HAI

    M P Chaudhary, you con man, you bastard, where is all the money collected on behalf of poor sugar cane farmers?

    Why almost $3.5 MILLION DOLLARS DEPOSITED IN YOUR CBA ACOOUNT IN AUSTRALIA?

    When are you going to Distribute it to the farmers? You SOB?

    And you along with your NFU CHOR EXECUTIVES also fooling the poor farmers in labasa about resettlement in Brazil/Argentina and collecting application fees of $30 each – You CONMAN – NOT EVEN ONE FARMER PUT HIS FOOT IN ARGENTINA.

    Whats the difference between you and Timoci Lolohea….both Master CON ARTISTS – obtaining money by false pretence

    Now you have elected Sachida Sharma,father of your son-in law- Vishwa Sharma of Nestle’s as the President of the FLP, SO YOU BOTH CAN CHORO MONEY from the FLP and poor farmers…………..What a JOKE?

    .

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