31 Dec 2013

Fiji opposition group says regime continues to lie to the people

2:52 pm on 31 December 2013

The Fiji political opposition grouping, the United Front for a Democratic Fiji is calling on the Bainimarama regime to make good its promises of 2013 before the year's end.

The leader, Mick Beddoes, says this year's promises are likely to be added to what he calls the litany of lies of the last six years.

He says this year Frank Bainimarama announced he would step down as commander of the military, announce his replacement, and promised the release of a new Electoral Decree.

He says none of those promises, which are critical to the 2014 election, have been fulfilled.

"Today is the last day of the year and nothing has been announced. We will add these lies, to the litany of lies that have been carried forward for the last six years. Now, we would be delighted to be proven wrong, if suddenly later on tonight we get all these announcements and everything they've said they're going to do in 2013 actually occurs. Regretably, I still have my doubts about that."

Mick Beddoes.