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Having pre-conditions given to the Constitutional Commission infringes on people’s freedom to speak freely and openly.

Allow submissions on non-negotiables: Rabuka

07:05 Today

 

Taken from/By: Report by: Epeli Tukuwasa

Former Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka says people should be allowed to make submissions freely on the non negotiable principles in the formation of a new Constitution.

Rabuka says the principles of a secular state, immunity for the military and other issues need to be agreed to by Fijians.

He says for Fiji to have a truly democratic Constitution people should be able to decide whether the non-negotiable principles are acceptable.

The main man behind the 1997 Constitution says having pre-conditions given to the Constitutional Commission infringes on people’s freedom to speak freely and openly.

Everybody should comment on everything , the non negotiable principle is part of Governments view on the new Constitution and they should allow the people to comment.

Attorney General Aiyaz Saiyed-Khaiyum says the non-negotiables are critical for the running of a modern state.

He says non negotiable principles are part of a modern mature democracy.

Non-negotiables in the Constitution include the elimination of ethnic voting and the name Fijian to be the common national identity.

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4 thoughts on “Having pre-conditions given to the Constitutional Commission infringes on people’s freedom to speak freely and openly.

  1. Rabuka sona levu ,vinaka mo lako i na koro lai tei tavioka,ena gauna o a vei lutaki tiko kina okila ga na vaka vutuki ira na yalewa,o sega mada ga ni kila na vaka tawana na nomu taga,drauvei vutu kei bai,vaka cava mo kaburaka vei ira na leweni vanua o viti ni ko mara kei penaia erau a vakatalai iko mo cakava nai matai ni coup,

  2. No Rambo the non-negotiables must be observed. There are actually two list of those: The official one for public consumption which includes such things as a circular state free of racism and corruption. The second, more important one includes an iron glad immunity for treason, murder and theft.

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