8 Dec 2006

Laisenia Qarase considering alternative employment

9:16 am on 8 December 2006

The Fiji prime minister deposed in the military coup this week says he is considering alternative employment options or even permanent retirement.

Laisenia Qarase, who was flown to his home village in the Lau Group this week, has told Radio Legend that he needs to decide on the next step for a brighter future for him and his family.

Mr Qarase, who is 67, says he is fortunate there are options available to him including being on the boards of companies.

He says he is very relaxed in his village and will do some serious thinking when he returns to the mainland.

Mr Qarase says all civil servants should continue with their work as they are there to provide government services to the people.

The ousted prime minister says someone will definitely take this week's armed takeover to court as the 1997 Constitution is still in place.