26 Jun 2003

Solomons Bar Association calls for focus on law and order

4:20 pm on 26 June 2003

The president of the Solomon Islands Bar Association, Gabriel Suri, says next month's special session of parliament should focus on strengthening law and order.

A session was scheduled for yesterday but has been deferred as plans of an Australian military intervention gain momentum.

Dorothy Wickham reports.

"Mr Suri cautions the government against trying to interfere with legally established institutions like the court. He said the foreign intervention forces should be given powers to ensure the whole government system works smoothly. Suri says if enforcement of the law is strong everything else will fall into place. Meanwhile, members of parliament have been summoned by the national parliament office to be in the capital before July the eighth when parliament will convened to discuss the proposed foreign intervention in the country."