Fiji's interim attorney general says emergency regulations that have been put in place are simply a precautionary measure.
One clause of the emergency regulations allows the police to take necessary steps for the protection of a protected place, including defensive measures which may involve danger to the life of any person.
Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says the regulations have been put in place under the public safety act, which has been in force for decades.
"This is simply a precautionary measure that's been put in place. As recent history has shown, it was in place previously, but it was never utilised. There's no need, there's no chaos, etc, there's nothing happening in the streets. It would appear to me that the New Zealand media, and perhaps even your organisation, is expecting something to happen, or wants something to happen."
Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says the public emergency regulations were put in place in 2007, and were never used.