July 18, 2012
Follow the law says Commissioner
Publish date/time: 18/07/2012 [13:09]
Follow the law or face the consequences of your actions.
These are the words of Police Commissioner Brigadier General Ioane Naivalurua as he said there is serious concern in relation to some people having meetings without permits.
He said the Public Order Act and the Public Order Amendment Decree is clear on meetings and people should ensure that they apply for a permit.
Naivalurua has raised the question why some people are not applying for permits.
Director of Operations SSP Rusiate Tudravu said if politicians are discussing politics and about the constitution consultations, then they need to apply for a permit.
He said three or more people including politicians involved in political discussions is termed as a meeting and a permit is required.
Tudravu said social or festive events do not require permits but police can intervene if they have reasonable information that any issue could undermine the safety and security of Fiji.
This is based on the Public Order Amendment Decree.
Story by: Vijay Narayan & Kushboo Singh