COONEY RADIO AUSTRALIA: Does this concern you and the whole process towards elections in 2014?
GHAI ANSWERED : Well it does because another position they have removed is our examination of existing laws for possible incompatibility with the draft constitution.
And there are hundreds of decrees past since the coup which have stripped the rights of access to courts, media is under pressure subject to heavy penalties, trade union rights have basically been removed, civil servants have no protection.
And it seemed to us that a lot of these decrees needed to be amended and in some cases repealed.
“Now that power has been taken away from us, and I do not see how Fiji is going to have a free and fair election unless these decrees are cleaned up. So that power has been taken away and it’s extremely worrying.
“This change was brought out last week in the last month of our process, we have spent a lot of time, effort and money into examining all the decrees and the proposals for change, and at this last stage we are told that is not our responsibility.”
LET’S FACE THE TRUTH FRANK. YOUR GOVERNMENT HAS CRIPPLED THE RIGHTS OF ORDINARY PEOPLE TO SEEK RECOURSE THROUGH THE COURTS, PARTICULARLY PENSIONERS.
WHAT YOU AND YOUR BOY DO NOT SEEM TO UNDERSTAND IS THAT GENUINE INVESTORS NEED TO SEE A FAIR AND JUST LEGAL SYSTEM IN PLACE IN A COUNTRY BEFORE THEY WILL INVEST.
NO DOUBT YOU WILL STILL GET THE POLITICAL ARSE KISSING CARPET BAGGER INVESTORS WITH NO MONEY WHO RELY ON THE FNPF TO FUND THEIR SCHEMES AND THEIR OFFSHORE ACCOUNTS.
YOUR DECREES OF CONVENIENCE ARE JUST THAT, THEY ARE NOT SUSTAINABLE LAWS AND THAT IS WHY YOU AND YOUR BOY ARE AFRAID TO HAVE THEM EXAMINED AND REVIEWED.
A DECREE THAT DEPRIVES PENSIONERS OF THEIR CIVIL RIGHTS CAN NEVER BE A SUSTAINABLE LAW.