The President of the Fiji Law Society says the country's Attorney General is twisting the truth by suggesting the country's lawyers are not properly scrutinised.
Following a raid on the society offices on Saturday, a decree is to be issued stating licenses for lawyers will now be up to the military Government and new legal professional standards are to be introduced.
The law society's president, Dorsami Naidu, says the Attorney general is wrong to suggest complaints are not investigated fairly.
"I think he is trying to twist it around. If there is a complaint against any of us I dont, or the law Society, does not look at it. We have senior members of the Bar going to the initial stages of the complaint. I don't, or the Law Society does not look at it. We have senior members of the Bar going through the initial stages of the complaint. We don't, you know, people personally involved don't look at it."
Dorsami Naidu says the stripping of the law society's powers is because it has not followed the orders of Fiji's military regime.