August 28, 2012 12:00:00 AM
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The Fijian government is not going to make any submission to the Constitution Commission, confirms Attorney General and Elections Minister, Aiyaz-Sayed Khaiyum.

Speaking to FijiLive, Sayed-Khaiyum said they do not see it necessary to make submissions to the Commission which is independent and has been set up to hear the voices of every citizen of the country.

Meanwhile, the Constitutional Commission last week said that they might seek for a short extension during the drafting of the constitution.

“Even though we have lost a month due to flooding, we do not want to rush through the public consultations,” Constitution Commission Chair,  Professor Yash Ghai said.

Sayed-Khaiyum when asked of the possibility for an extension said all depends on the Commission's recommendations.

“If they need an extended time-frame then we will definitely give them a slight extension,” he said.

The Constitution submission ends on September 30.

By Indrani Krishna


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