Monday, December 31, 2012

Fallout from Draft Seizure and a Few Facts

Please note that the  quote from the Commission's Explanatory Report is an addition to this article as it was first published.

Yash Ghai presents draft to the President
 By Crosbie Walsh

This is the second article on developments in the constitution dialogue. Others, listed at the end, will follow.

FijiToday reports that the NGO Coalition on Human Rights, a vocal anti-government grouping chaired by Shamima Ali, has demanded explanations for the police seizure of copies of the draft constitution.  Their statement is based on the Hill-Ghai ABC radio interview and it appears to be unaware of the legal issues discussed in my posting "Making a Mountain Out of a Molehill."

The organization wrongly states the "actions of the police demonstrate the obvious deterioration of the respect for the rule of law and a total disregard of a supposedly participatory processes." The seizure was within the law, and it was Prof Ghai who acted outside it by claiming ownership of the copies, presumably with the intention of distributing them, when this act was clearly no longer his responsibility. He ceased to be a commissioner when he submitted the draft to the President, and the Constitution Process amendment  decree, No. 64, expressly removed the right of the Commission to distribute copies to the public. (Articles 10 (3) and 8 1 c.)  This task was the responsibility of the Constituent Assembly which will convene in two weeks' time.

That Prof Ghai knew he was acting contrary to this legal requirement is evident from this paragraph, written before the event, in the Commission's Explanatory Report  that was to accompany the draft:

The Decrees had provided for the Commission to consult the people on the Draft
Constitution and to pass on the views of the people to the CA. At a late stage (November
2012), the Decrees were unfortunately amended to remove that provision, without any
consultation with or advance notice to the Commission. The Commission regrets that the
people seem to have been denied an important opportunity to engage in discussions on
the Draft Constitution before the CA deliberates on it, which would have helped its
deliberations. 


One may criticise this amended requirement and sympathise with Prof Ghai's frustration,   but one cannot deny its existence. Further, one cannot infer, as the NGO has done, that the non-distribution undermines the whole  dialogue process. The public will have ample opportunity to discuss the draft constitution once it is presented to the Constituent Assembly.

Shamima talks of "this regime that forced this process on us", of "bullying tactics and interference", and "the people of this country deserve more than just being led down a track at the whim of a few people in power." Her choice of words is surprising for a lawyer and do little to advance her argument.  They merely add more height to the size of molehill.


The original and the amended decree
The original Fiji Constitution Process (Constitution Commission) Decree, No. 57 of July 2012, 7(1c&j) allowed the commission to carry out research into existing laws and present the draft to the people and (k) the President. Article 8 (1) stated it was the job of the Commission to "keep  the people of Fiji fully informed of the progress of debate and adoption of the Constitution in its passage though the Constituent Assembly." It also stated (Article 1 3 c) that the Commission is dissolved on presentation of the draft constitution to the President. This provision seems at odds with the previous one.  How can a  dissolved commission  continue to inform the public?

In the amended decree, No. 64, of October 31, Article 7 limited the commission's role to preparing a draft and explanatory report for submission to the President.  Reference to research and hearing the public's views on the draft constitution was omitted. Article 8 1 d removed the words "and the views of the people of Fiji expressed on the draft constitution and (e) adopt the draft Constitution."  It is not clear to me why the Commission was required to adopt the draft constitution. I would see this as a job for the Assembly. In these two respects the amended decree may be seen to be  clarifying ambiguities in the original decree —although I have little doubt there were also other, more complex, reasons.

The amended decree left no doubt that the draft was to go directly to the President, and at that moment the commission would cease to exist.  Its secretariat, however, would continue until the Constituent Assembly met when its future would be decided.

Assurances of public participation
In a statement on Thursday 27 December, Government said it regretted that the draft constitution had been leaked and deemed it inappropriate to make any comment under the circumstances.

"We have always said that public discussion of the document will begin when the Constituent Assembly meets. It is therefore the task of the Assembly, not the Government, to release the draft when the time comes."

Earlier, on December 8, at the 14th Attorney-General's Conference, both the PM and the Attorney-General reassured the public that they would have access to the draft constitution as well as the Constituent Assembly. At the time, I think some people assumed this could mean before the Constituent Assembly met but a closer reading suggests they were referring to public access after the Constituent Assembly meets in the second week of January. The A-G said the public would be able to make presentations to the Assembly and would be able to discuss their concerns with their Assembly representatives."There is no restriction on the Assembly talking to the public," he said.

At the same conference the PM said, "We cannot again allow a narrow band of elite to determine our future. We have already had a handful of men determine what our constitution would be after independence, we have already had the 1990 constitution imposed with almost no consultation at all, and we have already had the key recommendations of the Reeves Commission overturned by a joint parliamentary select committee. This will not happen again."

My take on this is two-fold.  First, the whole Ghai-police incident and its fallout is unfortunate, inflated, and has been largely misinterpreted, by the media mainly unintentionally, by anti-Government bloggers deliberately.  Secondly,  Government's intention was never to prevent public discussion on the draft decree but it wanted the discussion to take place after the Constituent Assembly meets.

However, Government may been more relaxed about this  requirement  if its relations with the Commission had been better, and if it had not become aware of some of the draft's "transition" recommendations that were to bridge the period up until the 2014 elections. I shall discuss  these recommendations in a later article.

What Government wanted to avoid
What Government now wanted was to avoid  what is now happening, thanks to the Yash Ghai-police confrontation and Fiji Leaks publication of an early copy of the draft: namely  loose, uninformed comments by anti-government people, pushing their own partisan barrows,  with little to no attention being given the facts of the case that do not support their position.

The situation may be likened to a murder case where, prior to the appointment of the jury, the media has so influenced public opinion that it's almost impossible to select an impartial panel of jurors. In the Fiji situation, this will make the selection of members of the Constituent Assembly more difficult, and possibly less representative than was intended.

It is no secret that Government and the military will not agree with all the Commission's recommendations, but neither will all the anti-government people. Different positions were to be expected (after all, many anti-Government people challenged the need for a new constitution and the legality and plausibility of a Commission appointed by the "illegal government"). It will  be the unenviable job of the Constituent Assembly to seek final consensus or majority agreement on the outcomes. Events over the past few days will not help them.

Breakdown of trust
There were early signs of conflict between Government and the Commission it had appointed to draft a new constitution (see my early postings on my Fiji visit, and the kerfuffle about the appointment of Ratu Joni Madrawiwiwi as a consultant) and it has been evident for some time that Government thinks Commission members have not honoured articles in their appointment that:

  • Called upon them to be neutral (Articles 13 1 & 2 of decree 57)
  • To  "rigorously avoid any involvement with politically or otherwise clearly partisanorganisations (Schedule 2, 4) and
  • To "not accept any bribe, benefit or favour, including hospitality, from any person whowould stand to gain from any decision the Commission might make (Schedule 2, 6).
I believe that the breakdown of trust on these issues precipitated the October amendment to the original decree, the confiscation of the draft constitution from the printers, and  Yash Ghai's last minute attempt to get the draft distributed, despite the prohibition on its distribution.  He no longer trusted Government and Government no longer trusted him.


What Government should do now
The Permanent Secretary of Information Sharon Smith John has said Government will not be committing on the situation. Discussion on the draft is the prerogative of the the Assembly. Land Force Commander Col. Tikoitoga has condemned Yash Ghai and those who have released what now appears to be an early draft, saying that they have broken the law.

I have no problem with these statement but more is needed.  Government also needs to condemn the burning incident and the alleged use of foul language by the police.  I have little doubt they were  a consequence of frayed tempers ,and I am certainly not persuaded by Russell Hunter's claim on Fiji Leak that the burning was authorised by the A-G. The confiscation yes; the burning no. How ridiculous some people can be in their attempts to discredit Government.

The police action in confiscating copies of the draft constitution was legal but they went beyond their brief in using intemperate language in speaking with Professor Ghai, and the burning of the galley proofs  can only be described as childish and unfitting behaviour for a senior police officer.

Failure by  Government to publicly denounce these incidents will not stop  anti-government people fanning the flames of doubt and distrust, but it would help ordinary people to better see the incident for what it was, and understand why Government wanted to delay  open discussion on the draft constitution until it is received by the  Constituent Assembly.


Notice
In my next article I shall look at  issues related to the appointment and mandate of the Constituent Assembly, and the  process leading to the adoption of the new constitution.  This will be followed by articles looking at  the major recommendations in the draft;  the submission of the military (which is likely to be close to the  government's position), and  the transition processes recommended by the Commission in the lead up to the 2014 election.

Meanwhile, I shall try to ignore the prophets of doom who see the Ghai-police incident as a localised
Armageddon.


Probable future articles:
The Constituent Assembly
Commission draft - main recommendations
The RFMF recommendations
Commission draft - Transition proposals

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Making a Mountain Out of a Mole-Hill

By Crosbie Walsh

Bruce Hill
ABC Pacific Beat's radio journalist Bruce Hill's recent interview with former Fiji Constitution Commission chairman Prof Yash Ghai, published below, makes interesting reading, not only because of what Prof Ghai said about the police confiscating 599 copies of the draft constitution on Saturday December 22, but also because it reveals something of the emotional states of mind of both Prof Ghai and the police at that time, and because it shows how a supposedly neutral interviewer reveals his true colours. 

 A year ago Bruce Hill interviewed me and later phoned to ask how I thought the interview went. He asked whether I could detect his opinions on the Fiji situation. I clearly surprised him by saying yes. He was anti-Bainimarama government. Asked how I knew, I said because of the questions you asked and did not ask. 
Prof Yash Ghai

No one could possibly be in doubt about his feelings during the Yash Ghai interview. There was no attempt at neutrality. He provided a grossly inadequate background, did not challenge Prof Ghai on some matters that should have been questioned, and towards the end of the interview when talking about the "burning" incident he asked a string of heavy loaded leading questions 

This article does not purport to support or denounce the actions of Government, the police or Professor Ghai. It is written to correct misunderstandings and interpretations of the facts. Only when a fact is established can its causes and consequences be considered, and only then can one take up a position on the fact.

My reading of the relevant decrees and several incidents leading up to the confiscation of copies of the draft constitution (readers will remember I was privy to the PM's thoughts immediately after he has seen the commissioners, and my impression then was that there had been a fundamental breakdown of trust by both parties) tells me that the "confiscation" may have been undesirable but it was not in fact illegal. however much it added further to Prof Ghai's frustrations over recent weeks. 

There seems little doubt, from reading Prof Ghai's interview by Bruce Hill that both he and the policeman at the "burning" incident became over-excited and said and did things they would not normally do. There is little doubt also that the way Bruce Hill conducted the interview further inflamed the incident, creating what a wisecracker could say was Hill making a mountain out of a molehill. Two puns intended.

I republish the interview below with parenthesised notes in:
  • italics questioning Prof Ghai's statements,
  • underlining where I think there were errors in fact or omission, and in
  • bold where I think Hill's questions inflamed the situation. No pun intended.

The Radio Australia Report


The outgoing chair of the Constitution Commission, Yash Ghai, has told Radio Australia Fiji police illegally confiscated printed copies of the draft constitution, and set some of them on fire.[the police took 599 copies of the draft . It was the galley proofs that were burnt.]

Ghai says all 600 copies of the draft document were seized from the printer  three days before Xmas, on Saturday the 22nd. He also told Pacific Beat he was abused by the police officer in charge of the operation when he tried to tell them their actions were illegal. Predictably the regime has not responded to the allegations. [Note: See my 'Nit-picking' article. The word 'predictably' was not in the ABC release.  It was added by one of the anti-government blogs and copied in error by me. ] 

Ghai told presenter Bruce Hill he was called when police arrived at the printers to confiscate the copies of the proposed new constitution.

GHAI: Well I decided that I would go to the printers and talk to the police and tell them that the copies of the draft constitution belonged to the commission and we had ordered the printing, we had done the report, therefore they should desist from confiscating those copies.

[Correction. With the presentation of the draft constitution to the President the previous day, the Commission ceased to exist and Prof Ghai was no longer a commissioner. The copies therefore belonged either to Government or to the Commission Secretariat that continues to exist until the convening of the Constituent Assembly in the second week of January, in which case Keshwa Reddy of the Secretariat had responsibility for the draft copies and not Prof Ghai.]

HILL: What was the response of the police when you went down there and remonstrated with them about this?
GHAI: Well there were 12 policemen there who had been sent to collect the boxes, and they didn't really know how to respond to me. And I said the police had always to act according to the law and the documents belonged to us. But they were a bit embarrassed and they didn't know what to say. Then after a while they rang someone and they told me that the officer in charge of the particular operation was going to come and explain to me the reasons. Well it took about half an hour, a bit more, before that officer came, and he seemed very angry with me and was quite rude to me. But I explained to him the background of the printing of the documents. He used language I can't repeat on the phone … and sort of brushed me aside and ordered the staff to, or the police to upload the boxes in the truck they had brought for this purpose.

HILL: Presumably the police don't make this decision by themselves. Did the officer in charge tell you had ordered this?
GHAI: No, he said he had his orders. I told him that I'd be trying to call the Commissioner of Police as soon as I heard that the police were at the printers, but I could not reach him. I wrote a letter when he I couldn't reach him setting out the circumstances of the printing and saying that he should instruct his police not to confiscate them. And I showed him that letter and said if he were to take the copies, I would be grateful if he could sign that letter so that … but he took it knowing that I thought it was illegal. 
[If the copies did not belong to the defunct commission, Prof Ghai was exceeding his responsibilities.]

HILL: So was this in any sense legal? Was there a warrant to take these? Was this simply as you say a confiscation of what was officially the Constitution Commission's property?
GHAI: No there were no instructions, no written instructions. In the beginning he just said this printing is illegal, and I said under what law? He said under the decree, he meant the decree which governs the process. And I said no, on the contrary, we are completely independent and we decide how we distribute our documents. Then I said he contradicted me, abused me, then I said are you a lawyer? He said no. I said well I am, and I've been working under the decree. And then it seemed that it was a bit pointless, so then I stopped trying to persuade him.

[Correction. There are two decrees on the 'process'. The first, passed in July, set up the Commission and defined its roles. The second, passed on 31 October, amended the earlier decree and expressly forbade the Commission from distributing the draft prior to its receipt by the Constituent Assembly. The amendment was a result of increasing Government concerns that the Commission had not maintained its neutrality as required in the original decree. I shall address these concerns in a later article. I am surprised that a lawyer of Prof Ghai's calibre chose deliberately to not distinguish between the two decrees and used the original one to claim ownership of the draft copies.]

HILL: Now I understand that there was another incident just on the tail end of this in which some shredded copies of the final document the printers had used for proofing, were actually piled in front of you, soaked in kerosene and set on fire? [The general impression is of multiple copies of the draft going up in smoke when only galley proofs, that would have no further use unless a further reprint was required, were involved.]
GHAI: Yes exactly and I was saying why are you setting it on fire? You have shredded it, nobody can put it together or you can just take it with you and you can cut up a bit further, but they insisted on, they brought a tin of kerosene and spread all the papers, brought some stick with a flame at the end and started the burning of it, and every few minutes or seconds they would come and put another dose of kerosene, so the flames would rise up again until everything was reduced to ashes.

HILL: As you were watching this draft constitution that you've been working on for months, what was going through your mind?
GHAI: Well I was of course extremely upset and I thought that this was some sort of symbolic act on the part of whoever gave the orders to tell me that this is how we will treat your work. And I felt extremely sorry, not for myself, but for the people of Fiji, if this was indeed an order from the government then it shows such contempt for our work, and in turn contempt for the people who had come out in their thousands and thousands to give us their views, participate in the process. And I felt really not just a betrayal, I just felt will Fiji ever have a democratic constitution. 
[The copy presented to the President the day before was well received. Prof Ghai had no reason to assume Government was behind the burning; that the act was anything more than at act of frustration and annoyance by one police officer, possibly in response to his own emotional demeanour, or that the work of the Commission was held in contempt. He knew the draft would be subject to amendment by a five-person Tribunal (that will include two international experts) as permitted under the original decree before it is presented to the Constituent Assembly.]

HILL: Given that this has happened, what do you feel now about the government's publicly stated commitment to return Fiji to democracy in a fair and transparent process? [The event is of little national consequence and will have no impact on the previously-stated requirements of the two decrees or the Constituent Assembly.]
GHAI: Well I hope that the government will ensure that the Constituent Assembly that it proposes to establish will really be representative of the people.

HILL: Given however that they quite literally made the constitution go up in flames in front of you, can you really have confidence that this government will actually do that?
[Hyperbole! That's telling them! "Quite literally" the constitution did not go up in flames?]
GHAI: Well I have to say this is very discouraging. 
[An understandable emotional, but not particularly reliable,  reaction to Hill's prompting.]

HILL: Do we know where the actual physical printed copies of the draft constitution were actually taken away to by the police?
GHAI: Well they didn't tell me. I heard some people say it will go to the Attorney General's office, some saying it'll go to the police station. And I had wanted to know because I had this letter they had signed saying they were taking it, but they won't tell me where it was to be taken. 

HILL: Given that this whole process is not your process, you were the chair of the commission, but it's very much everyone's process, a lot of people and groups in Fiji took part in this. What message do you think the people of Fiji should take from what's happened?
GHAI: Well I don't know, I think they should continue to take part in the remaining stages of the process, which is the next one is convening of the Constituent Assembly. The government has said those who wish to be on the assembly should express their interest through a letter to the PM's office. And I believe that people should participate in the process despite their scepticism
[He must know they will participate and that only some are sceptical.]

HILL: Well given what you've just said they would have a right to be sceptical wouldn't they?
GHAI: Well they indeed have a right to be, [See above, ditto] but I think institutions like this one has to do one's best to participate. I think people should participate even though they have reservations about the process.

HILL: You've done this sort of thing all around the world, you've been involved in similar activities in Kenya, in Cambodia, you've guest lectured in Sweden and America and all over the world. Have you ever faced a situation like this where something this bad has happened and you've been personally abused by a police officer? 
[As bad as Cambodia? Didn't he walk out of that process? Verbal abuse? Unpleasant but not really threatening.]
GHAI: No not really. I've had hard times in many places, but not quite to this extent, and I have never been in a process where there has been such an attempt to hide the recommendations of a body which was setup by this very government, which was encouraged to have a completely participatory process, which was assured they'll be completely independent. 
 [Not hide. Delay public participation until the Tribunal has commented and passed the draft to the Assembly where it will then be fully discussed in open forum.]
And if this is the draft to be discussed by the Constituent Assembly, I would have thought that in keeping with good process people should have had a chance to read and discuss this, which indeed was what we had agreed, and that was what was in the decree which started the process.
[This is only partly true. The original decree (Part 3) stipulated that the Commission's draft would, after presentation to the President, be considered by a Tribunal (see above) and, if necessary, referred back to the President, before being referred to the Assembly. Recommended changes by the Assembly must then be referred back to the President and Tribunal for approval before final adoption by the Assembly. It was hoped that most Assembly decisions would be agreed to my consensus. Prof Ghai casts an unfair light on this part of the process to which he agreed in taking up his appointment.

One suspects Prof Ghai's frustration is due to his not being able to distribute the draft publicly after it had been presented to the President on Friday 21 December. But he would have know this was prohibited under the amended 31 October decre,  with which he disagreed but  had legally to heed.]

HILL: Is there anything that we haven't touched on in this interview that you'd like to mention about what's happened and what it means for Fiji?
GHAI: Fiji cannot go on like this. Fiji has to return to some normality, but above all it has to make decisions about the future, about working and living together, creating national unity around certain common values, which are sketched out in great detail in the draft constitution, and which we believe is what people wanted. This is what we gathered from our discussions with them. I'd very much like to be able to encourage all the sides to work together. This is not a question of party politics, this is a question of the national interests and a constitution has to be a consensus document, otherwise it fails to perform its essential function of a kind of social contract. I have done the best I could, I'm an outsider, I was privileged to be asked to chair it. I was able to look at all points of view with some objectivity, and to suggest a compromise, not even a compromise really because I think it's in the interests of all the groups that institutions, procedures, values we have recommended should become the foundation of Fiji. 
[The Commission virtually ignored the RFMF submission and may have gone too far on consensus but that will have to be the subject of a later article.]



Lockington's Everyday Fiji ... Life Goes On

                  Traditional Family  Life

Merry Christmas Everyone.

 Waiyavi in Lautoka had no power for seven days. After the third day a relative said that because there was no power it had sort of brought the family closer together. Cards and board games were brought out and the family gathered around the hurricane lantern and just sat, played and had a yarn and bonded. As the evenings would draw near the torch, candles and the lantern would be brought out and placed in strategic places.

Meals would be held early, then we’d have a little rest and of course the basin of yaqona would be mixed.

The whole family would be together.

 Because there was no electricity there was no TV, no Internet and no DVD player – these are modern day pleasures where individuals do their own thing alone, especially the Internet and Facebook.

 We now plan to things differently where the Internet and all the other modern pleasures will be put aside and we will play "Eye spy with my little eye", play cards, Scrabble, and other boards games. Modern gadgets and ways of life have, until now and thanks to Cyclone Evan,  left the traditional family life forgotten.

 You can see that some good came out of having no electricity.

 
                              Vinaka FEA

Waiyavi was without power for seven days.  On Christmas Day we were all sitting in the garage and at about 3 pm we saw the garage light suddenly flicker on. We all screamed and applauded and applause and cheers were heard from all the homes on Kava Place – thank you FEA and especially to my Kava Place neighbour Ratu Isoa Ledua who worked almost 24 hours with his team, coming home to have a nap and back on the road again. You and your team did a wonderful job.

 To all the staff of FEA who practically worked themselves to a standstill, you are all heroes, may God bless you and your families and may you all have a wonderful and profitable New Year.


Allen Lockington is a self-employed customs agent and business consultant who has regular articles published in Fiji. I thank Allen for permission to reprint some of them in this political blog. They remind us that life goes on, whatever the political situation. And it's good to know that.

Leaked Draft Not Final Document

Fiji Constitution Commission member Peni Moore has said the document  posted on the internet is not the final draft that was handed to Fiji’s President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau last Friday.

 Speaking to FijiLive, Moore said the "leaked" draft constitution is in fact a copy of the first draft.

 “There is one more draft,” Moore said. The preamble is wrong and some of the election section will be different, but it is close, she said of the alleged draft constitution posted online. The final draft that was handed to the president, she said “involved a completely new preamble and changes to the electoral chapter.” “And I think a bit of editing but no real change in concept, but it is not the final draft.” She said the final draft also bears the signatures of all five members of the Constitution Commission on the second page. 

The alleged copy of the draft constitution highlighted the need for a constitution and made provisions for the awarding of immunity to prescribed persons as set out in Section 7 (4) of the Fiji Constitutional Process (Constitutional Commission) Decree 2012 (Decree No. 57 of 2012) and in Section 8 (3) of Decree No. 58 of 2012. Immunity the document said will be granted provided the prescribed persons, before a witness, signs and swears or affirms the Oath or Affirmation of Reconciliation and Allegiance which is noted in the document. The document also called for the restoration of the Bose Levu Vakaturaga (Great Council of Chiefs) with newly-defined role, that the parliament consist of 71 members, the formation of a Natonal People’s Assembly tasked with making crucial decisions for the betterment of the country including the appointment of the President and has the power to consider, debate and vote on proposed amendments to the Constitution. The National People Assembly include the President of Fiji or any former President, speaker and deputy speaker of Parliament, the PM, members of the Cabinet, leader of the opposition, 10 members of Parliament, the Ombudsman, 10 men and 10 women appointed by Constitutional Offices Commission and 36 men and 36 women nominated by civil society. The alleged draft constitution said Fiji should be a secular state and proposed the formation of a National Security Council which should include members of the parliament and commanders of the security services tasked with supervising all security services and ensuring national security.

 By Mereani Gonedua


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Qarase's sentencing Qarase's sentencin.. EVENTS GALLERY Juan Manuel Marquez celebrates after defeating Manny Pacquiao by a sixth round knockout in their welterweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.@AFP Juan Manuel Mar.. South Africa's Stephan Dippenaar (R) is tackled by Portugal's Jose Vareta during an IRB Sevens World Series rugby union match in Dubai.Portugal won 12-10.@AFP South Africa's .. Supermodel India Aastha Sidana appears in her swimwear during the finals of the 2012 World Supermodel Pageant at the Pearl South Pacific Resort in Pacific Harbour. Photo: Avikash Chand. Supermodel Indi.. Fiji’s historic gold medal winner, Iliesa Delana is congratulated by a fan during his victory parade from Suva's Flea Market to Albert Park.People of all races got together to welcome and congratulate him on his achievement.Photo:Avikash Chand Fiji’s historic.. An emotional Suva captain and goalkeeper Emori Raqata is hugged by teammate Inosi Cava after their 1-0- victory against Ba in the final of the 2012 Fiji FACT at Govind Park in Ba.Photo Avikash Chand An emotional Su.. Bollywood actress Veena Malik poses during a shoot for her movie Supermodel in Lautoka.Photo:Avikash Chand Bollywood actre.. LATEST PHOTO GALLERY Wilisoni Tuikei.. Bollywood actre.. Members of the .. Bollywood actre.. FIJI NEWS Online copy not the final draft: Moore December 28, 2012 04:54:33 PM A+ A- | print | email | mobile Bookmark and Share 0 inShare Follow @ Twitter Fiji Constitution Commission member Peni Moore has said the documents posted on the internet is not the final draft that was handed to Fiji’s President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau last Friday. Speaking to FijiLive, Moore said the "leaked" draft constitution is in fact a copy of the first draft. “There is one more draft,” Moore said. The preamble is wrong and some of the election section will be different, but it is close, she said of the alleged draft constitution posted online. The final draft that was handed to the president, she said “involved a completely new preamble and changes to the electoral chapter.” “And I think a bit of editing but no real change in concept, but it is not the final draft.” She said the final draft also bears the signatures of all five members of the Constitution Commission on the second page. The alleged copy of the draft constitution highlighted the need for a constitution and made provisions for the awarding of immunity to prescribed persons as set out in Section 7 (4) of the Fiji Constitutional Process (Constitutional Commission) Decree 2012 (Decree No. 57 of 2012) and in Section 8 (3) of Decree No. 58 of 2012. Immunity the document said will be granted provided the prescribed persons, before a witness, signs and swears or affirms the Oath or Affirmation of Reconciliation and Allegiance which is noted in the document. The document also called for the restoration of the Bose Levu Vakaturaga (Great Council of Chiefs) with newly-defined role, that the parliament consist of 71 members, the formation of a Natonal People’s Assembly tasked with making crucial decisions for the betterment of the country including the appointment of the President and has the power to consider, debate and vote on proposed amendments to the Constitution. The National People Assembly include the President of Fiji or any former President, speaker and deputy speaker of Parliament, the PM, members of the Cabinet, leader of the opposition, 10 members of Parliament, the Ombudsman, 10 men and 10 women appointed by Constitutional Offices Commission and 36 men and 36 women nominated by civil society. The alleged draft constitution said Fiji should be a secular state and proposed the formation of a National Security Council which should include members of the parliament and commanders of the security services tasked with supervising all security services and ensuring national security. By Mereani Gonedua

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Bale treble sinks sorry Villa, puts Spurs fourth Bale treble sinks sorry Villa, puts Spurs fourth Man of the match Gareth Bale claimed his first Premier League hat-trick as Tottenham Hotspur won 4-0 at Aston Villa today to climb to fourth place in the Premier League. Fiji skipper among top 10 sevens players Fiji skipper among top 10 sevens players Fiji 7s skipper Setefano Cakau was one of the top players on the HSBC World 7s Series in 2012, according to a panel comprising some of the best coaches, commentators and staunch supporters/critics of the shortened code. MORE SPORTS NEWS » CLASSIFIEDS Edirectory Realestate Jobs Classifieds Tenders FEATURED IN JOBS LATEST CLASSIFIEDS LATEST JOBS Mohammed is Digicel Fiji CFO Farid Mohammed has been appointed the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Digicel Fiji. ANZ appoints Vishnu Mohan as CEO Pacific ANZ has appointed Vishnu Mohan as its chief executive Pacific in addition to his current role as chief executive Fiji and Pacific Central region. 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An emotional Suva captain and goalkeeper Emori Raqata is hugged by teammate Inosi Cava after their 1-0- victory against Ba in the final of the 2012 Fiji FACT at Govind Park in Ba.Photo Avikash Chand An emotional Su.. Bollywood actress Veena Malik poses during a shoot for her movie Supermodel in Lautoka.Photo:Avikash Chand Bollywood actre.. LATEST PHOTO GALLERY Wilisoni Tuikei.. Bollywood actre.. Members of the .. Bollywood actre.. FIJI NEWS Online copy not the final draft: Moore December 28, 2012 04:54:33 PM A+ A- | print | email | mobile Bookmark and Share 0 inShare Follow @ Twitter Fiji Constitution Commission member Peni Moore has said the documents posted on the internet is not the final draft that was handed to Fiji’s President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau last Friday. Speaking to FijiLive, Moore said the "leaked" draft constitution is in fact a copy of the first draft. “There is one more draft,” Moore said. The preamble is wrong and some of the election section will be different, but it is close, she said of the alleged draft constitution posted online. The final draft that was handed to the president, she said “involved a completely new preamble and changes to the electoral chapter.” “And I think a bit of editing but no real change in concept, but it is not the final draft.” She said the final draft also bears the signatures of all five members of the Constitution Commission on the second page. The alleged copy of the draft constitution highlighted the need for a constitution and made provisions for the awarding of immunity to prescribed persons as set out in Section 7 (4) of the Fiji Constitutional Process (Constitutional Commission) Decree 2012 (Decree No. 57 of 2012) and in Section 8 (3) of Decree No. 58 of 2012. Immunity the document said will be granted provided the prescribed persons, before a witness, signs and swears or affirms the Oath or Affirmation of Reconciliation and Allegiance which is noted in the document. The document also called for the restoration of the Bose Levu Vakaturaga (Great Council of Chiefs) with newly-defined role, that the parliament consist of 71 members, the formation of a Natonal People’s Assembly tasked with making crucial decisions for the betterment of the country including the appointment of the President and has the power to consider, debate and vote on proposed amendments to the Constitution. The National People Assembly include the President of Fiji or any former President, speaker and deputy speaker of Parliament, the PM, members of the Cabinet, leader of the opposition, 10 members of Parliament, the Ombudsman, 10 men and 10 women appointed by Constitutional Offices Commission and 36 men and 36 women nominated by civil society. The alleged draft constitution said Fiji should be a secular state and proposed the formation of a National Security Council which should include members of the parliament and commanders of the security services tasked with supervising all security services and ensuring national security. By Mereani Gonedua
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SDL welcomes meeting permit suspension SDL welcomes meeting permit suspension Fiji’s Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) has welcomed government’s announcement to further suspend the requirement to obtain permits for meetings in public places. Ba Centre inmate on the run Ba Centre inmate on the run A 28-year-old inmate escaped from the Ba Corrections Centre yesterday afternoon. SPORTS Football News Rugby News Sports Gallery FEATURED IN SPORTS NEWS FFA hopes to identify more referee assessors FFA hopes to identify more referee assessors Fiji Football Association will hold a referees’ assessors course on 6-7 of January at its headquarters in Vatuwaqa specifically to identify more assessors for the southern division. Walters double helps Stoke stun Liverpool Walters double helps Stoke stun Liverpool Jonathan Walters scored twice as Stoke beat Liverpool 3-1 in an entertaining affair under the lights at the Britannia Stadium today. Bale treble sinks sorry Villa, puts Spurs fourth Bale treble sinks sorry Villa, puts Spurs fourth Man of the match Gareth Bale claimed his first Premier League hat-trick as Tottenham Hotspur won 4-0 at Aston Villa today to climb to fourth place in the Premier League. Fiji skipper among top 10 sevens players Fiji skipper among top 10 sevens players Fiji 7s skipper Setefano Cakau was one of the top players on the HSBC World 7s Series in 2012, according to a panel comprising some of the best coaches, commentators and staunch supporters/critics of the shortened code. MORE SPORTS NEWS » CLASSIFIEDS Edirectory Realestate Jobs Classifieds Tenders FEATURED IN JOBS LATEST CLASSIFIEDS LATEST JOBS Mohammed is Digicel Fiji CFO Farid Mohammed has been appointed the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Digicel Fiji. ANZ appoints Vishnu Mohan as CEO Pacific ANZ has appointed Vishnu Mohan as its chief executive Pacific in addition to his current role as chief executive Fiji and Pacific Central region. 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Qarase's sentencing Qarase's sentencin.. EVENTS GALLERY Juan Manuel Marquez celebrates after defeating Manny Pacquiao by a sixth round knockout in their welterweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.@AFP Juan Manuel Mar.. South Africa's Stephan Dippenaar (R) is tackled by Portugal's Jose Vareta during an IRB Sevens World Series rugby union match in Dubai.Portugal won 12-10.@AFP South Africa's .. Supermodel India Aastha Sidana appears in her swimwear during the finals of the 2012 World Supermodel Pageant at the Pearl South Pacific Resort in Pacific Harbour. Photo: Avikash Chand. Supermodel Indi.. Fiji’s historic gold medal winner, Iliesa Delana is congratulated by a fan during his victory parade from Suva's Flea Market to Albert Park.People of all races got together to welcome and congratulate him on his achievement.Photo:Avikash Chand Fiji’s historic.. An emotional Suva captain and goalkeeper Emori Raqata is hugged by teammate Inosi Cava after their 1-0- victory against Ba in the final of the 2012 Fiji FACT at Govind Park in Ba.Photo Avikash Chand An emotional Su.. Bollywood actress Veena Malik poses during a shoot for her movie Supermodel in Lautoka.Photo:Avikash Chand Bollywood actre.. LATEST PHOTO GALLERY Wilisoni Tuikei.. Bollywood actre.. Members of the .. Bollywood actre.. FIJI NEWS Online copy not the final draft: Moore December 28, 2012 04:54:33 PM A+ A- | print | email | mobile Bookmark and Share 0 inShare Follow @ Twitter Fiji Constitution Commission member Peni Moore has said the documents posted on the internet is not the final draft that was handed to Fiji’s President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau last Friday. Speaking to FijiLive, Moore said the "leaked" draft constitution is in fact a copy of the first draft. “There is one more draft,” Moore said. The preamble is wrong and some of the election section will be different, but it is close, she said of the alleged draft constitution posted online. The final draft that was handed to the president, she said “involved a completely new preamble and changes to the electoral chapter.” “And I think a bit of editing but no real change in concept, but it is not the final draft.” She said the final draft also bears the signatures of all five members of the Constitution Commission on the second page. The alleged copy of the draft constitution highlighted the need for a constitution and made provisions for the awarding of immunity to prescribed persons as set out in Section 7 (4) of the Fiji Constitutional Process (Constitutional Commission) Decree 2012 (Decree No. 57 of 2012) and in Section 8 (3) of Decree No. 58 of 2012. Immunity the document said will be granted provided the prescribed persons, before a witness, signs and swears or affirms the Oath or Affirmation of Reconciliation and Allegiance which is noted in the document. The document also called for the restoration of the Bose Levu Vakaturaga (Great Council of Chiefs) with newly-defined role, that the parliament consist of 71 members, the formation of a Natonal People’s Assembly tasked with making crucial decisions for the betterment of the country including the appointment of the President and has the power to consider, debate and vote on proposed amendments to the Constitution. The National People Assembly include the President of Fiji or any former President, speaker and deputy speaker of Parliament, the PM, members of the Cabinet, leader of the opposition, 10 members of Parliament, the Ombudsman, 10 men and 10 women appointed by Constitutional Offices Commission and 36 men and 36 women nominated by civil society. 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SDL welcomes meeting permit suspension SDL welcomes meeting permit suspension Fiji’s Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) has welcomed government’s announcement to further suspend the requirement to obtain permits for meetings in public places. Ba Centre inmate on the run Ba Centre inmate on the run A 28-year-old inmate escaped from the Ba Corrections Centre yesterday afternoon. SPORTS Football News Rugby News Sports Gallery FEATURED IN SPORTS NEWS FFA hopes to identify more referee assessors FFA hopes to identify more referee assessors Fiji Football Association will hold a referees’ assessors course on 6-7 of January at its headquarters in Vatuwaqa specifically to identify more assessors for the southern division. Walters double helps Stoke stun Liverpool Walters double helps Stoke stun Liverpool Jonathan Walters scored twice as Stoke beat Liverpool 3-1 in an entertaining affair under the lights at the Britannia Stadium today. Bale treble sinks sorry Villa, puts Spurs fourth Bale treble sinks sorry Villa, puts Spurs fourth Man of the match Gareth Bale claimed his first Premier League hat-trick as Tottenham Hotspur won 4-0 at Aston Villa today to climb to fourth place in the Premier League. Fiji skipper among top 10 sevens players Fiji skipper among top 10 sevens players Fiji 7s skipper Setefano Cakau was one of the top players on the HSBC World 7s Series in 2012, according to a panel comprising some of the best coaches, commentators and staunch supporters/critics of the shortened code. MORE SPORTS NEWS » CLASSIFIEDS Edirectory Realestate Jobs Classifieds Tenders FEATURED IN JOBS LATEST CLASSIFIEDS LATEST JOBS Mohammed is Digicel Fiji CFO Farid Mohammed has been appointed the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Digicel Fiji. ANZ appoints Vishnu Mohan as CEO Pacific ANZ has appointed Vishnu Mohan as its chief executive Pacific in addition to his current role as chief executive Fiji and Pacific Central region. 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The preamble is wrong and some of the election section will be different, but it is close, she said of the alleged draft constitution posted online. The final draft that was handed to the president, she said “involved a completely new preamble and changes to the electoral chapter.” “And I think a bit of editing but no real change in concept, but it is not the final draft.” She said the final draft also bears the signatures of all five members of the Constitution Commission on the second page. The alleged copy of the draft constitution highlighted the need for a constitution and made provisions for the awarding of immunity to prescribed persons as set out in Section 7 (4) of the Fiji Constitutional Process (Constitutional Commission) Decree 2012 (Decree No. 57 of 2012) and in Section 8 (3) of Decree No. 58 of 2012. Immunity the document said will be granted provided the prescribed persons, before a witness, signs and swears or affirms the Oath or Affirmation of Reconciliation and Allegiance which is noted in the document. The document also called for the restoration of the Bose Levu Vakaturaga (Great Council of Chiefs) with newly-defined role, that the parliament consist of 71 members, the formation of a Natonal People’s Assembly tasked with making crucial decisions for the betterment of the country including the appointment of the President and has the power to consider, debate and vote on proposed amendments to the Constitution. The National People Assembly include the President of Fiji or any former President, speaker and deputy speaker of Parliament, the PM, members of the Cabinet, leader of the opposition, 10 members of Parliament, the Ombudsman, 10 men and 10 women appointed by Constitutional Offices Commission and 36 men and 36 women nominated by civil society. 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