1 May 2007

Fiji military refuses to say why emergency regulations rolled over for sixth month

7:43 pm on 1 May 2007

The state of emergency in Fiji has been extended until the end of this month.

The emergency regulations were first applied after the military staged a coup in December last year and have been extended each month since then.

Last month Fiji's delegation to the European Union in Brussels undertook to end the restrictions unless there were threats to national security, public order and safety.

But the military spokesman, Major Neumi Leweni, says the interim government will not be releasing information about any threats.

"I am sorry we really don't need to tell you the reasons for that. All we can tell you is that the security"

situation warrants that it should be extended and that's it. Nobody is going to tell you the reason why.