20 Aug 2007

CFF welcomes Fiji court support for constitution in FICAC ruling

1:12 pm on 20 August 2007

Fiji's Citizens Constitutional Forum says the latest high court ruling that the country's anti-corruption body has no right to prosecute criminal cases indicates the constitution is in place.

The commission was established earlier this year as part of the interim administration's so-called clean up campaign against corruption.

But the high court has now ruled that it has no right to prosecute criminal cases.

The CCF's executive director, the Reverend Akuila Yabaki, welcomes the court ruling.

"The decision of the court is a strong indication that the constitution is in place, which the interim administration should take note of as well, because we have been encouraging them, and we continue to encourage the interim administration to stick to the constitution, to stick to ensure that their decisions are sustainable."

The Reverend Akuila Yabaki, the executive director of the Fiji Citizens Constitutional Forum.