26 Sep 2016

Call for review of Fiji constitution

8:38 pm on 26 September 2016

A Fiji opposition politician Mosese Bulitavu has called for a commission to be set up to review the 2013 constitution.

Fiji flag flies on the rooftop of parliament

Photo: RNZI/ Sally Round

Mr Bulitavu made the call in parliament, highlighting that unlike the previous constitution, the current one was never put to parliament.

He said unless that was done, Fiji would not be a full democracy.

Mr Bulitavu also defended the 1987 coup as a step to make Fiji a republic.

"The 2006 coup was useless because Fiji was already a sovereign, democratic State. However, what is done cannot be undone, but we need to remove some tentacles of a dictatorial system at work today and the spirit of intimidation, suspicion and fear cannot be part of a nation which wants to achieve greatness," said Mosese Bulitavu.

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