13 Sep 2017

Fiji reviews legislation in hope of strengthening law enforcement

6:20 am on 13 September 2017

Fiji 's Defence Minister says his ministry has begun a review of legislation in the hope of strengthening law enforcement.

Fiji Foreign Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola

Fiji Foreign Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola Photo: supp

Ratu Inoke Kubuabola has told parliament that the Security Industry Act 2010 and the Fiji Police Act are currently being looked at.

Ratu Inoke said he has made a pledge to make communities safer for women and children, for home and business owners and to build capacity for law enforcement authorities while strengthening border protection.

His said this was why the review was being carried out.

"The ministry, through the act, intends to work closely with stakeholders to improve on the processes and regularise the necessary areas to govern the security industry properly. The review of the Fiji Police Act is progressing through continued consultations with a view to preserve a final draft to the office of the Solicitor-General by the end of this year."

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