30 May 2005

Coalition partner in Fiji government calls for resignation of army and police bosses

1:04 pm on 30 May 2005

The junior partner in Fiji's coalition government is calling for the resignation of the military commander, the police commissioner and the director of public prosecutions.

The Conservative Alliance Matanitu Vanua says Commodore Frank Bainimarama, Andrew Hughes and Josaia Naigulevu should step down for opposing the government's Reconciliation and Unity Bill.

The Conservative Alliance general Secretary, Ropate Sivo, says more capable people should be appointed to perform such tasks without prejudice.

Mr Sivo says the Prime Minister, Laisenia Qarase, should be left to do the work he has planned for Fiji and those opposing the Bill should go.

The military commander, the police commissioner and the DPP have led coup and mutiny prosecutions which have seen many prominent people jailed for their involvement in the uprisings.