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Fiji Constitution Burning Saga

Fiji Constitution Burning Saga


If " nobody [is] making convincing sense" to Allen Lockington "regarding the saga about the draft constitution burning" (Fiji Sun 10/1) then I have a feeling Allen has been listening to the wrong people. I suggest he take a look at what the former Head of USP's Journalism School Marc Edge has to say on the matter at And, what the former publisher of the Fiji Sun Russel Hunter has to say. ( 'Fiji constitution needs a look' Letters The Australian 10/1). Hunter says in the opening sentence of his letter to editor , "with great respect to Sharon smith-Johns(letter 8/1) I suggest a neutral observer would prefer Professor Yash Ghai's version of events surrounding the burning of the Fiji constitution. After all. he was there and Smith-Johns wasn't".

If as a "neutral observer" Allen Lockington remains unconvinced about what transpired then I am afraid I have no further suggestion to offer him. Perhaps Mr lockington needs to examine his own neutrality.


Rajend Naidu


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