17 Aug 2012

Fiji regime leader chides Constitution Commission

7:33 am on 17 August 2012

The Fiji regime leader has warned the head of the Constitution Commission to adhere to the laws of Fiji, including the decrees that created the Commission.

In an interview published by the Fijivillage website, Commodore Frank Bainimarama says calls by Professor Yash Ghai for freedom of expression are misplaced.

He says the chair's statements show a lack of fundamental understanding of Fiji's history.

Commodore Bainimarama says the commissioners hold quasi judicial positions and should not give a running commentary on the proceedings.

He has also urged them not to give preferential treatment to certain segments or individuals in society.