6 Mar 2007

Fiji call against Clark gets little support from NZ opposition

5:17 pm on 6 March 2007

A call by Fiji's interim Prime Minsiter for Fiji people living in New Zealand to stand against Helen Clark appears to be attracting little political support.

Commodore Frank Bainimarama told Radio Tarana in Auckland that the New Zealand Prime Minister was affecting the way Fiji was run and that the lack of support was not helping.

The foreign affairs spokesman for New Zealand's opposition National Party, Murray McCully, says the Commodore's comments will have little impact:

"We believe in the rule of law in this part of the world. We deplore the actions that he has taken and I'm not going to try to seek some cheap political advantage as a consequence of his recent statement from Fiji."

Mr McCully has backed the call by New Zealand's Prime Minister, Helen Clark, for an early return to democracy in Fiji.