22 Mar 2013

Former Fiji PM says govt breaking promises

11:10 pm on 22 March 2013

A former Fiji prime minister says the military-led government continues to break promises it's made in the constitution process.

The government has announced there will be no Constituent Assembly but instead, a new draft constitution has been released for the public to give feedback on over the next two weeks.

By decree, the Constituent Assembly was to sit two months ago, but the regime failed to appoint one.

Mahendra Chaudhry says the regime has broken all its promises on the constitutional process and he believes it will further delay the registration of proposed political parties for the assembly.

Mr Chaudhry says he believes the public's views will be thrown in the trash can.