18 Nov 2011

Rewa Provincial Council meeting suspended in Fiji

2:23 pm on 18 November 2011

The Paramount Chief of the province of Rewa says the interim Fiji Government has suspended its council meetings because it didn't like what was said at a meeting this week.

Ro Teimumu Kepa, who holds the Roko Tui Dreketi title, says a two-day council meeting was held earlier this week for its regular budget sessions.

In a speech she delivered at the meeting Ro Teimumu reiterated that the Rewa Provincial Council did not support the Bainimarama regime.

She says she was not surprised when Government officials said they were suspending future council meetings at the conclusion of the session.

"That seemed to be the ultimatum or the threat that was given to us on the first day that if we did not support the Government this is what would happen in terms of development."

Ro Teimumu says they don't support the regime because the 2006 coup was deemed illegal by the Great Council of Chiefs.