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Military clarifies on Constitution

June 29, 2014 4:14 am

The Republic of the Fiji Military Forces says it has no confusions about its role under the 2013 Constitution.

Military Commander Brigadier General Mosese Tikoitoga told FBC NEWS it must be clear the RFMF is here to protect and defend the 2013 Constitution.

“Any changes to the constitution should follow the processes of the constitution, when i said we will not allow any political party to change the constitution, what i meant was the constitution can be amended but it has to be amended according to the constitution itself, the processes of the constitution.”

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The roles of the RFMF under the Constitution are explained as such… "it shall be the overall responsibility of the Republic of the Fiji Military Forces to ensure at all times the security, defence and well being of Fiji and all Fijians.

The Military Commander stresses as long as people don’t break the law – as stipulated in the Constitution, there will be no issues with changing the Constitution.

“One political party says they will throw away the constitution and bring in a new constitution, or re-write the constitution as some party are saying, i hope that it can be understood that the RFMF will not allow the total rewriting of the constitution without the processes of the constitution being followed”

Brigadier General Mosese Tikoitoga says the RFMF stands by its earlier commitment to support any government that comes into power.

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