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CCF booklet 'misleading'

Nasik Swami
Monday, April 07, 2014

THE government will write to the Citizens Constitutional Forum asking the organisation to withdraw immediately a booklet on the 2013 Constitution which it says is "misleading, damaging and full of lies".

Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said the booklet contained a number of factual errors and was impartial.

"… Citizen Constitutional Forum 2013 Fiji Government Constitution which apparently is a booklet that the CCF is taking around throughout Fiji in the grassroots level and I understand it may even have been translated in to the vernaculars…" Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.

"Unfortunately and to our great astonishment when we actually went through the booklet, we found there are a number of anomalies in fact a couple of lies to what's in the Constitution and what's not in the Constitution."

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said government would also talk to international donors who fund such activities.

He said some of the issues relating to land, judiciary, and immunity clauses were false.

CCF executive director Akuila Yabaki said he was open for dialogue.

"On matters which we agree to disagree I am open to dialogue. The book is all over the place and is done by experts," Mr Yabaki said.

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