PM Responds to Concerns By The International Community

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says it is disappointing that elements of the international community, without any objectivity, have issued statements of concern about the detention and questioning of Fijians who have allegedly contravened our laws. He says the Public Order Act amongst other provisions, requires any group wanting to hold a public meeting to apply for a permit from the Police before the proposed event. Bainimarama says in this case, no application was made so the Police are entirely within their rights to question those who have allegedly contravened these provisions.