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Whose flag is CCF flying? A-G asks

‘It’s very worrying because we understand activities such as this are being funded by foreign entities and governments.’ Losalini Rasoqosoqo Suva Politicians are known to stir things up but it
07 Apr 2014 09:30

‘It’s very worrying because we understand activities such as this are being funded by foreign entities and governments.’

Losalini Rasoqosoqo
Suva
Politicians are known to stir things up but it appears non-government organisations are doing it also, Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says.
Referring to a controversial booklet put out by the Citizens’ Constituion Forum, he said in Suva yesterday: “It is of a great concern.
“This is the very same people who go up to various organisations, internationally and locally and portray themselves as independent when they are not.”
Last Tuesday he met representatives of NGOs, Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre, Fiji Women’s Rights Movement and CCF who sought clarification on some provisions of the Electoral Decree.
During the meeting he was handed a copy of the booklet, titled Citizens’ Constitutional Forum 2013 Fiji Government Constitution, which CCF said it is taking to the grassroots to explain in simple English the Constitution.
The A-G said: “Unfortunately to our great astonishment, when we went through this booklet, we found a number of lies and lies on what’s in and what’s not in the Constitution.
“It’s very worrying because we understand activities such as this are being funded of course by foreign entities and governments etc. But more to the point is that CCF supposedly an independent, impartial NGO or member of the civil society is here telling lies to the public of Fiji.
“In this book there have been so many factual inaccuracies, deliberate omission and deliberate addition.
“It has been repeatedly said on many occasions that people must present the facts as they are. Whose flags are they flying? Can you say CCF is impartial? What is their agenda?”
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