15 Oct 2012

Former Fiji Prime Minister urges forgiveness

10:13 am on 15 October 2012

A former coup-leader in Fiji says forgiveness is the way forward and should be included in the new constitution.

While making his submission to the Constitution Commission, the Former Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka said government should consider recalling the Great Council of Chiefs to deliberate on the question of forgiveness.

He told the commission that at the end of the meeting, the GCC should be able to resolve to forgive Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama and all others involved in the 2006 coup.

Fiji Village reports he submitted that government should also consider giving the conference of the Methodist Church of Fiji and Rotuma an opportunity to consider the question of forgiveness for Commodore Bainimarama and all others involved in the events of 2006.