A poor excuse for supporting the charter
C’mon Steve Ratuva, please climb down from your Ivory Tower. Who are you trying to kid? Those oaths that you propose would not even be worth the piece of paper its written on, for these RottenFMF terrorists are hell-bent on enriching themselves overnight at taxpayers expense!
What does the Constitution really mean to you anyway? Yes, it is a living document and the most supreme law of this land – to be perfected by the people ONLY through a Parliamentary Democracy …. and NOT in this shameless, corrupt and expedient manner which you and your collaborators using to make changes and shove in their faces, to sign without so much as a protest or else… be cited for breaking the Public Order Act? SHAME ON YOU MAN!
|Fiji soldiers to swear constitutional oath
|Fiji soldiers will be asked to swear allegiance to the Constitution, instead of the President, in an attempt to end coup culture.
The proposal and recommendations in the draft People’s Charter were designed by academic Dr Steven Ratuva, who says this is one way the military will stay true to the law of the land and not to the person who takes executive authority.
Dr Ratuva said there was one particular section which defined punishment for soldiers violating their oath, something which the Constitution is not very clear about.
He added that this section was needed because there were many constitutional cases before the court, which consumed more than enough time.
Dr Ratuva said one of the recommendations that would help realign the role of the military would also ensure that steps were taken to halt Fiji’s so-called coup culture.
“Coups can happen anytime, there is no stopping anyone from picking up a gun and ousting the government,” he added.
“This aims to ensure that the military stays out of politics.”
He added that in the past, oaths had been taken giving allegiance to the President, who in turn could use the military to his advantage.
Dr Ratuva maintains this will not happen if the particular measure recommended is incorporated in the final charter and implemented.