24 May 2023

Fiji PM reassures public as council of chiefs reinstated

From Checkpoint, 6:10 pm on 24 May 2023

Fiji's prime minister Sitiveni Rabuka has sought to reassure people, as the country's great council of chiefs is reinstated. He says all races in the country will be treated as equal citizens on his watch.

The Council - regarded as the apex of traditional Fijian leadership and also accused of being a racist institution - was discarded by the former prime minister Frank Bainimarama following his 2006 military coup.

Iliesa Tora reports.