Interim government accused of cutting Fijians out of constitutional debate | Pacific Beat

Interim government accused of cutting Fijians out of constitutional debate

Interim government accused of cutting Fijians out of constitutional debate

Updated 12 November 2012, 18:04 AEST

A leading member of Fiji's SDL party has added his voice to a growing chorus of criticism over the interim government's handling off the Constitutional Commission.

Dr Tupeni Baba was due to take up the post of Fiji's ambassador to the United Nations, prior to the coup in 2006.

He accuses the military regime of hassling and intimidating the chairman of the commission, Yash Gai.

And by removing a requirement that the draft constitution should be made available for public consultation, Dr Baba says the Fijian people will be denied the chance to have their say on the proposals.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Speaker: Dr Tupeni Baba, Senior member of Fiji's SDL Party

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