The suspension of a senior civil servant apparently without warning or involvement of the Public Service Commission is nothing new for the Bainimarama Government but we now have a constitution which requires the Government to follow proper processes. Education Minister Mahendra Reddy is carrying on as if he is still operating with the Immunity clause in place. It stopped when the Parliament first met. He will have to account for all his actions. Civil servants have rights that Minister Reddy needs to remember and there is now a Parliament where he will have to answer questions. He won’t be able to say what he said to the Fiji Times – “I don’t want to know anything”. The aggrieved civil servant, Mrs Basundra Kumar, has called on the Prime Minister to intervene. In the past we could be sure that he would have backed anything one of his ministers did, but he knows immunity has run out and people again have rights that have to be respected. Welcome to 2015.