12 May 2011

Fiji's Public Emergency Regulation extended to June

11:17 am on 12 May 2011

Fiji's Public Emergency Regulation has been extended to the 6th of June.

Fiji Village online says President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau gazetted the extension according to the powers vested in him as the Head of State.

The Regulations were first introduced in April 2009 when the constitution was made invalid.

The regulations restrict public assembly and what information can be published or broadcast in the media.

The regime said it would lift the restriction once it had imposed a media decree but the decree came into force in last June and the regime has reneged on that undertaking.