Give us the facts Khaiyum

When answering the call by Fijian academic Paula Raqeukai for Fijian land rights to be written into the constitution Khaiyum claimed land swaps, where native land was swapped with state land as a way of turning freehold land back into native land, allowed Governments “to profit at the expense of iTaukei landowners”. Where is his proof about these profits at the expense of landowners? Give us some facts about the landswap at Denarau? Give us facts Khaiyum, not these claims. The swaps were made with the consent of landowners, with the aim of increasing the value of their land for leasing. What really irks Khaiyum is that land which was once freehold has been returned to iTaukei owners.

Fijilive April 30, 2013 Constitution should recognise indigenous rights: Academic

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