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No permit for constitution meet

Nasik Swami
Thursday, April 04, 2013

THE Fiji Police Force has confirmed that a permit is not required by members of the public or groups to discuss the draft constitution in the country.

Force chief of operations ACP Rusiate Tudravu said following a meeting with the Commissioner of Police Brigadier General Ioane Naivalurua yesterday, they decided that discussions should be limited to the draft constitution.

ACP Tudravu said anything discussed in the meeting that would be a threat to national security and to the government would be stopped.

"The Commissioner of Police has the power to stop the meeting if it is considered a threat to national security or government."

He said while the permission to hold meetings without permits had been granted, members of the public were encouraged to meet and discuss their views on the draft constitution.

ACP Tudravu said people should not do anything illegal but to hold healthy discussions.





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