Proposed Political Forum has the potential to break impasse: Academic
Bloggers, SV agrees and supports Dr. Brij Lal’s view that Sir Paul Reeves remains independent, so he can be objective when collating his recommendations on Fiji. We have gone down this road previously with the 1997 Constitution assaulted by Vore in 2001, when he tried to abrogate it and now with the unelected NCCBF and illegal junta trying to insert amendments without Parliament.
SV hopes that Sir Paul Reeves will stay true to his comments and ensure democracy is restored to Fiji ASAP and more importantly, the people of Fiji stand up for their right and ensure the end of the coup culture, by making those responsible for their illegal actions.
Sunday, July 06, 2008
Taken from / By: FBCL
Academic Dr Brij Lal says the proposed political forum has the potential to break the impasse between the Interim Government and other stakeholders.
However Dr Lal says the most important thing is for the Forum to be totally independent.
“It ought to be autonomous; it ought to have fairly representation so that there is a genuine attempt to broker a dialogue to break the impasse. Any suggestion that this could be used by a particular NCBBF of someone like to engineer and outcome that is favorable to the Interim Administration is simply going to fail. So my view is that if its totally independent, autonomous representative involving all the stakeholders it has the potential to break the impasse.”
Fiji Broadcasting Corporation