26 Sep 2007

Fiji emergency regulations could be lifted early next month

10:24 am on 26 September 2007

The Public Emergency Regulations imposed on Fiji three weeks ago could be lifted early next month.

Radio Legend reports that this was revealed by the interim prime minister, Commodore Bainimarama, before he left for New York last night.

Commodore Bainimarama said the military council will make the decision but he hoped the Emergency Regulations will be lifted 30 days after their activation on the 6th of September.

He says he hopes people will be responsible enough to make sure they are not brought back.

Meanwhile, Commodore Bainimarama has criticised local television and foreign media reports for what he said was fabricating stories about possible instability while he is overseas.

He said it is completely irresponsible for people to suggest that things would change once he left for New York.

Commodore Bainimarama said there was no chance of anyone doing anything illegal because the police commissioner is there and he would make sure that did not happen.