Fiji's interim attorney general says missing weapons and anti-interim-government sentiments are behind the move to extend the emergency regulations until the end of this month.
The interim government declared an extension on Tuesday - the fifth such move since the takeover in December last year.
Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says the interim administration has to be mindful.
"There are still weapons that have not been accounted for post 2000, those persons who overtook the members of cabinet and held them hostage and there is something that obviously looms in the background. There are obviously certain elements within society who are quite willing to take advantage of any lapses in security for their own political or personal gain."
Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says the interim administration has agreed last month that it won't extend the emergency regulations beyond May and the new extension does not contravene this commitment.