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Big names in petition

March 22, 2012 7:06 pm

A number of prominent names have appeared in the petition delivered to the PM’s Office, calling for an independent inquiry into the changes proposed for the new pension scheme.

The petition is calling for an inquiry into what the group calls “issues, contradictions and discrepancies” surrounding the FNPF’s new pension scheme.

And among the signatories are former Prime Ministers Laisenia Qarase, Mahendra Chaudhry and Sitiveni Rabuka.

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Also included in the list is Fiji’s first female deputy Prime Minister and current constitutional commissioner Taufa Vakatale.

Pratap Singh says these names, among the many others, is a reflection of broad community support.

According to the petition, the Prime Minister has the power to restore to the group of 3,600 the rights and entitlements unjustly taken from them.

Singh adds, they are happy to work with Bainimarama and the FNPF to draw up a terms of reference for an inquiry.

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