Labour leader, Mahendra Chaudhry, has revealed that the Parties Decree, which was already an extreme law, demanding all sorts of personal information from party leaders, has been amended to make it even more extreme. Bainimarama is desperate to cripple his rivals before the election, but he doesn’t dare create his own party. He even hints that he might stand as an independent candidate. We’ll have to wait and see if the latest rule change is aimed at any particular party, but Chaudhry may well be one of the prime targets. Is Bainimarama hoping to get support from Chaudhry’s rivals if he can knock Chaudhry out of the contest for them?
Radio New Zealand 29 November, 2013 Amended Fiji decree to intimidate political parties and officials – Chaudhry