No Constituent Assembly and a hurry up for discussion – a speech on Fiji’s radio last night indicated that instead of an Assembly as planned, there will be opportunities for comment and questions in various meets throughout Fiji. But very little time to ponder the implications.
Draft constitution out, but no assembly: PM March 21, 2013 06:32:39
Two parts I think are of interest;
One is about immunity which is controversial , the other is about Fiji as a secular State.
4.––(1) Religious liberty, as recognised in the Bill of Rights, is a founding principle of the
(2) Religious belief is personal.
(3) Religion and the State are separate, which means––
(a) the State and all persons holding a public office must treat all religions equally;
(b) the State and all persons holding a public office must not dictate any religious
(c) the State and all persons holding a public office must not prefer or advance, by
any means, any particular religion, religious denomination, religious belief, or
religious practice over another, or over any non-religious belief; and
(d) no person shall assert any religious belief as a legal reason to disregard this
Constitution or any other law..