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Former Fiji Methodist President wants conference cancelled

Former Fiji Methodist President wants conference cancelled

Updated 15 February 2012, 14:03 AEDT

A former President of the Fiji Methodist Church has called for the controversial church conference next month to be cancelled to save the country from further unrest.

Several top church leaders are now facing charges over their decision to go ahead with the annual conference in open defiance of the interim government's decision to ban it.

Reverent Ilaitia Tuwere says blame for the standoff should be equally shared between the church and the interim government. The former church president says that the Methodist leadership should have dropped all political issues from its conference agenda, but the has government overreacted with it's series of arrests.

Presenter: Bruce Hill

Speaker: Reverent Ilaitia Tuwere, former President of the Fiji Methodist Church

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