24 Apr 2009

Fiji's interim Attorney General says people need to be positive about changes

10:14 am on 24 April 2009

Fiji's interim Attorney General has again defended the dismissal of his country's judiciary and is urging people to be more positive about changes that are taking place.

Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum says he's keen to see Fiji's courts functioning fully again, but says the process of appointing new judges will take time.

He says there's a new legal order in Fiji, where the military-led government says reform is needed before elections can be held in 2014.

Radio New Zealand International's Philippa Tolley asked Mr Sayed Khaiyum to respond to ongoing rumours about court documents having been shredded.

"It's a bit boring that when supposedly a credible media organisation like yourself insists on asking questions when actually clarification is already provided that no court documents have been shredded, you rely on unsubstantiated rumour mongering."

Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum, Fiji's Attorney General.