2 Jul 2009

Fiji regime extends emergency regulations

3:54 pm on 2 July 2009

The Fiji interim government has extended Public Emergency Regulations until the end of the year.

Interim Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has told Radio Fiji that some people with "dirty political motives" are awaiting the removal of the emergency regulations and intend to organise a protest march against some government decisions.

Commodore Bainimarama said the government of the day and the security forces will not allow that to happen, so emergency regulations will be in place till the end of the year.

He said they will give no room for anyone or any institution to cause incitement.

Emergency provisions were imposed in April after the Court of Appeal ruled that the interim regime was illegal.

Commodore Bainimarama took power in December 2006. It was the fourth coup since 1987.