28 Mar 2008

Fiji interim PM restates free speech is guaranteed

2:32 pm on 28 March 2008

Fiji's interim Prime Minister, Commodore Frank Bainimarama, says there is no threat to free speech in Fiji.

Speaking to the National Council of Building a Better Fiji, he said media coverage might lead people to think there was such a threat.

He also says he is frustrated with journalists who ask naive and negative questions.

His comments come a month after the publisher of the Fiji Sun newspaper was deported for being a risk to public security.