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NZ ACT Party Leader Backs Fiji Charter

NZ ACT Party Leader Backs Fiji Charter

Monday, July 04, 2011

Taken from / By: Sandra Mu/Getty Images AsiaPac

The People’s Charter for Change has received the backing of the leader of a leading political party in New Zealand, the ACT Party.

Dr Don Brash who is also the former governor of the New Zealand Reserve Bank says he has studied the charter and is puzzled with the way New Zealand is dealing with Fiji.

He says the content of the charter makes it obvious that Fiji’s roadmap to democracy is legitimate and it should be supported.

“They want Fiji to be a country for Fijians irrespective of their race, whether they be Indians or Indigenous Fijians. Now that’s exactly the kind of country I want for New Zealand. I want a country where everyone, irrespective of their race whether they’re Indians, Chinese, Maori or European, have equal rights under the law.”

The People’s Charter which was implemented by the Bainimarama government has certain guidelines that will ensure democracy in the lead up to elections in 2014.

Dr Brash says he supports the idea of helping Fiji get back to democracy but he isn’t sure that the New Zealand government is going about it the right way.

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