15 Dec 2008

Fij's former PM concerned politicians may be asked to approve charter

11:31 am on 15 December 2008

Fiji's ousted Prime Minister, Laisenia Qarase, is concerned the interim government will try to use the political leaders' forum to rubber stamp the draft people's charter.

The National Council for Building a Better Fiji reports that 92.5 percent of people have agreed with the pillars of the People's Charter.

Laisenia Qarase says the next step is for the charter to be approved by President Iloilo, but as far as he is concerned, the process thus far has been corrupt..

"They have included the people's charter in the agenda of the political leaders' meeting. We are opposed to it. We will express out views when the meeting takes place. But I think the attempt would be to make political leaders to rubber stamp what had happened. My party will not be a party to that"