3 Nov 2008

Fiji's interim Prime Minister denies any fear of threats

5:35 am on 3 November 2008

Fiji's interim Prime Minister, Commodore Frank Bainimarama, has insisted there are no fears over threats in Fiji, because police, supported by the military, have things under control.

His comments came after the former Fiji Law Society president, Graham Leung, made a reference to a climate of apprehension and revenge in Fiji.

Speaking at a gathering in Canberra, Mr Leung said tension over any possible criticism of the ruling regime, was the only explanation for a lack of legal analysis from within Fiji of the recent High Court decision legitimising the interim Government.

But the Fiji Live news site says the Commodore Bainimarama disagreed saying there is no element of fear and retribution following the judgement.