March 29, 2013

Fiji’s Bainimarama tackles constitution queries

Posted at 03:28 on 27 March, 2013 UTC

Fiji’s Prime Minister Commodore Frank Bainimarama says same sex marriage will not be allowed in Fiji.

His comment came during the first of several sessions on the regime’s draft constitution.

Sally Round reports

“In a talkback radio show Commodore Bainimarama agreed religious reasons were behind his adamant view on same sex marriage. The shows are part of the government’s two week consultation effort which also encourages people to text, write in or email with their suggestions on the 90 page document. The first programme yesterday was dominated by callers wanting solutions to problems with power, water, roads and land.

Commodore Bainimarama said it showed people were worried about their socio economic rights which were to be addressed constitutionally for the first time in Fiji. He promised good governance to one caller complaining about a gagged media and lack of accountability.”

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