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Assembly to make draft public

Nanise Loanakadavu
Saturday, December 22, 2012

THE draft constitution will be made public through the Constituent Assembly.

This was confirmed by Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum yesterday.

His comment came after the handover of the draft document to President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau.

Essentially, the Attorney-General said the draft constitution together with the explanatory note presented to the President would then be passed on to the Constituent Assembly.

Commission chairman, Prof Yash Ghai in his initial plan wanted the draft document to be the people's gift for Christmas.

However, this was not possible when the Fiji Constitutional Process (Constitution Commission) Decree 2012 was amended in September.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said "the draft will be made public through the Constituent Assembly because, as the Prime Minister has stated through various other communications, also through the decree and through advertisements that the Constituent Assembly would be essentially a reflection of the different groups of Fiji".

He said it should also be noted that the assembly would be open to members of the public, so there would be a gallery area where people and the media would be welcome.


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