20 Aug 2013

Fiji constitution to be released on Thursday

6:23 pm on 20 August 2013

Fiji's long-awaited fourth constitution will be released on Thursday.

Fiji Broadcasting reports this has been confirmed by the Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.

He says members of the public will have until the 6th of September to study the document and make queries on its translations.

The reports say there will be briefings with political parties, the media and members of the diplomatic corp.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum says Fiji's President, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, will assent to the constitution on the 6th of September.

The document has been drawn up by the regime after it dumped the draft drawn up by the Yash Ghai-led Constitution Commission.

It replaces the 1997 constitution, which the regime abrogated four years ago.