Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts.
~Charles Dickens, Great Expectations, 1860
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Aiyaz's plans caught red-handed
So, this has been the plan all along - ABROGATE THE CONSTITUTION so their half-cooked electoral reforms can be implemented. So, really they have been stalling and wasting everyone's time with meetings and tantrums of not attending meetings etc for the day of reckoning on April 10 2009.
The writing continues to be scribbed on the wall...one day Mafatu!
Abrogation made way for poll reforms: AG 25/04/2009 Changes to Fiji’s electoral system could not have begun under the conditions that existed prior to the abrogation of the 1997 Constitution, says Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.
“Any elections that are going to be held will obviously be held under electoral reforms,” said Sayed-Khaiyum.
“Well there were different circumstances that existed pre-10th April 2009. The circumstances are now different now compared to what they were and electoral reforms can now happen,” he told Fijilive.
“To hold elections, parliamentary elections, with the abrogation of the 1997 Constitution, you obviously need to have a constitutional framework in place which will include the electoral reforms,” he said.
Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama has said Fiji must have a non racially-based electoral system in place before elections are held in 2014.
Sayed-Khaiyum said the Prime Minister’s Office would study how the constitution-making process would work and would then determine a time frame and the cost of the exercise.