19 May 2008

Call for clarification over Fiji interim government's planned forum

7:57 pm on 19 May 2008

Fiji's former opposition leader, Mick Beddoes, says he welcomes dialogue, but he's seeking more clarification on a public forum proposed by the interim Government.

The interim Government wants the forum to discuss reforms and the president has asked the Commonwealth and the United Nations to also support it.

Mick Beddoes says he has met with other political parties to discuss the issue because there's confusion about it.

"We're not sure that the intention is for the forum is to incorporate the political process or whether it's specific to the electoral reforms that they're seeking. But if it's going to be extended to be the forum in which all matters are going to be discussed, we would be keen to participate."

Mick Beddoes says they have forwarded their question to the interim prime minister and are waiting for a response.