23 Sep 2015

Fiji's opposition still looking to change constitution

1:52 pm on 23 September 2015

Fiji's opposition leader says her party and others are still not happy with the country's constitution and want it changed.

Ro Teimumu Kepa told the Parliament the opposition parties don't support some sections of the document.

Fiji Village reports Ro Teimumu is not happy with the high threshold of 75 percent of the parliament and the registered voters to change the constitution.

She also criticised the Government's scholarship scheme and called on the Prime Minister to reinstate the former system.

Mr Bainimarama says Ro Teimumu does not understand the Tertiary Education Loan and Scholarship Scheme, which he says has more students in tertiary institutes and universities than before.

Fiji's Opposition leader Ro Teimumu Kepa.

Fiji's Opposition leader Ro Teimumu Kepa. Photo: RNZI / Sally Round