4 Feb 2013

Fiji military will have seat on Constituent Assembly

3:35 pm on 4 February 2013

Fiji's interim prime minister Commodore Frank Bainimarama says the military will have a seat on the Constituent Assembly which will debate the draft constitution.

Fiji media report he told military officers at a medal presentation ceremony the Constituent Assembly would be announced soon and a military representative would sit on it.

He told the officers the military's support during this time is important and officers should not be surprised by what is going on as it was part of the military's agenda.

Commodore Bainimarama says officers should know their roles and move with the government in order to reach the 2014 elections.