FIJI does not need a very detailed written constitution.
In its submission to the Constitution Commission, the Justice and Freedom Party (JFP) general secretary Dildar Shah suggested that Fiji take note of how countries with short and simple constitutions have progressed well.
He said England did not have a written constitution while New Zealand and Australia had a very small constitution.
“We want parts of the constitution literally inscribed in stone and placed in major cities and towns throughout Fiji,” Mr Shah said in his submission.
“We must protect the sanctity of our last constitution,” he added.
The party also suggested that English be official language as Fiji was a small country and for purposes of scientific research and higher education, Fiji must be fluent in a universal language.
He said there would be no language better than English at the moment however, all languages should be taught in schools for culture purposes.
The party also recommended an inclusive and fair constitution for everyone in Fiji.
They proposed that all Fiji citizens be equal and have access to equal protection of law.
“All should freely enjoy all natural resources such as air, sunlight, water sea and land,” Mr Shah said.
“Fiji should give same opportunity to its entire citizen to realise their full potential,” he added.