9 Jun 2009

Fiji military extend emergency regulations

9:45 pm on 9 June 2009

Fiji's military regime has extended public emergency regulations, including media censorship, for a third month after the abrogation of the constitution in April.

A spokesperson for the interim regime, Neumi Leweni, says the Defence Ministry decided to prolong the regulations after an assessment of the security situation.

Under the rules, the media cannot publish or broadcast anything negative about the regime.

Interim Prime Minister, Commodore Frank Bainimarama, introduced the emergency regulations after his regime abolished the constitution in response to a court ruling that his government was illegal.