Army mocks reconciliation Bill

  • 13th May 2005
  • 2005
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The army chief has mocked at government’s Reconciliation Bill describing it as “reconciliation bull”

In a statement to the Fiji Sun Commander Frank Bainimarama said that was indicative of how they felt about the Bill which is proposed as a measure to pardon people heavily involved in the planning and execution of the 2000 coup. 

Government is expected to table the controversial Bill at next week’s sitting of the House of Representatives but to date it has not informed Parliament of its intention nor have MPs received a copy of the Bill as required under Standing Orders. 

Fiji Labour Party has denounced the proposed Bill as nothing but a political ploy to ensure government retains its majority in the House. 

A number of key government ministers have already been charged, convicted and sentenced to prison for their role in the 2000 coup which deposed the government of Mahendra Chaudhry.