17 Oct 2014

Fiji opposition member criticises govt immunity

4:42 pm on 17 October 2014

A Fiji opposition member Ratu Isoa Tikoca has criticised the Attorney General's interpretation of how the rule of law is applied in the country.

In a speech yesterday, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum referred to the 2013 Constitution as being the supreme law of Fiji, and one which is applied equally to everybody.

But Fiji Live reports that Ratu Isoa disputed this, saying the Constitution's immunity provision protects those involved in the 2006 coup above and beyond the rule of law.

He says the provision provides a safe haven from prosecution to the President, the Prime Minister, the military, police, judiciary and civil servants for their part in the coup.

He says there is no equal application of the law Mr Sayed-Khaiyum refers to.