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Taken by surprise

Nasik Swami
Wednesday, March 05, 2014

THE country has been taken by surprise at the sudden announcement by government to relocate Parliament back to its old premises, says Fiji Labour Party leader Mahendra Chaudhry.

Mr Chaudhry said he would be surprised if the relocation plan was even discussed in Cabinet.

"…The existing premises at Veiuto was specifically designed and built to meet the requirements of a modern legislature," he said in a statement.

Mr Chaudhry said in the past eight years, the condition of the Parliament had deteriorated because of a lack of proper maintenance.

"But this can be easily addressed by September. On the other hand, Veiuto was not designed to serve as a court complex. To convert it would cost a substantial amount of money."








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