27 Mar 2012

Fiji's Chaudhry fears regime's civic education just indoctrination

2:37 pm on 27 March 2012

The leader of the Fiji Labour Party Mahendra Chaudhry says the interim government has already started civic education sessions for the new constitution but those taking part are in danger of being indoctrinated by the regime.

The interim government has announced the civic education period will start in May but Mr Chaudhry says it is already holding closed meetings.

Mr Chaudhry says the whole process is being driven by the regime which is unacceptable.

"People from the civil service probably also with inteliigence personnel have been visiting some settlements and villages holding political sessions with them. This is information we've got ... and the information that is dished out is not actually correct."

Mr Chaudhry says civic education should include representatives from political parties and civil society organisations to ensure that whatever is disseminated to the people is fair, accurate and balanced.