10 Sep 2013

Fiji regime wants no more opposition to new constitution

1:26 pm on 10 September 2013

Fiji's Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, has told Fiji media that opposition to the constitution has to stop.

The regime imposed a new constitution last week.

It replaces the 1997 constitution, which the regime dumped four years ago when the appeal court declared Commodore Frank Bainimarama's interim government was illegal.

No political party has endorsed the regime process of drawing up the new constitution and international human rights organisations have criticised its contents.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum has told FBC News that those who continue to object to the new constitution are trying to hinder efforts of preparing for the 2014 general elections.

He says the government will not engage with old politicians who still live in the past.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum says politics does not mean to engage in some name calling.