THE National Federation Party says it still sees an obstacle in people freely making statements to the media.
"As a party, we are puzzled that although the Constitution is in place now, some decrees also seem to be still in place," said NFP general secretary Vishwa Nadan.
"For example, we have the Media Decree but the Constitution which came into effect last Saturday says there is freedom of expression.
"We understand and know that the Constitution is the supreme document of the country but we still see an obstacle."
He said there was some confusion and some people didn't want to make a statement to the media freely.
Under the freedom of speech, expression and publication section of the Constitution, every person has the right to freedom of speech, expression, thought, opinion and publication.
It includes the freedom to seek, receive and impart information, knowledge and ideas; freedom of the press, including print, electronic and other media; freedom of imagination and creativity, and academic freedom and freedom of scientific research.
But freedom of speech, expression, thought, opinion and publication does not protect propaganda for war, incitement to violence or insurrection against the Constitution or advocacy of hatred that is based on any prohibited ground of discrimination listed or prescribed under section 26 and constitutes incitement to cause harm.