Khaiyum admits playing with iTaukei land in the constitution

Freedom blog site Fiji Leaks exposed changes that were made to the 22 August draft of the new constitution when it was finally signed off by the President. Khaiyum said nothing about this on the day the Constitution was signed but exposure on Fiji Leaks has forced him to admit the truth. Changes were made to the Section 29 covering iTaukei land. He claims the changes increase protection but if that was true why did he not declare this on the day. And what is the difference? Why is there more protection? If legal experts advised him that the changes increased protection why doesn’t he show us what they said to justify the change.

Fijilive September 17, 2013 There are changes, says AG
http://fijilive.com/news/2013/09/there-are-changes-says-ag/55061.Fijilive

2 Responses to “Khaiyum admits playing with iTaukei land in the constitution”

  1. Arfana Nisha Says:

    The AG knows what is best for all of us. The ITaukei have wasted their land for too long. He is the best thing ever in Fiji. He deserves to be Prime Minister one day.

  2. Navosavakadua Says:

    It’s Section 28 ,not Section 29 that made the changes.

    The purpose is to make absolutely clear the Constitution protects OWNERSHIP of iTaukei land that is all.

    The heading of Section 28 was changed from “Protection of iTaukei, Rotuman and Banaban lands” to “Rights of ownership and protection of iTaukei, Rotuman and Banaban lands”.

    AS-K’s aim is to make sure that there can be no challenge to this Land Use Decree which gives the regime the power to lease iTaukei land on whatever terms and conditions they want.

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