Fiji Sets Vision for a Modern State
Saturday, July 17, 2010Legal equality, modernising laws and liberalising the economy are the key components of the Fiji's vision of a modern state, says Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.
Sayed-Khaiyum says the vision stemmed from the belief that there are some fundamental problems within Fiji’s governmental system.
He says these problems do not position Fiji well to become a modern nation state because it situates itself within a particular concept that does not meet those challenges.
Sayed-Khaiyum says the need to create legal equality in Fiji is the strategic framework’s philosophical basis.
He adds Fiji will have a citizenship based on common and equal citizenry which means if you hold a Fijian passport, you’re a Fijian and you have the absolute right to be treated like everybody else in the country. --- Fiji Broadcasting Commission