#header-inner img {margin: 0 auto !important; #header-inner {text-align: Center ;} Fiji Coupfourpointfive: Naidu on new Crimes Decree and pension threat

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Naidu on new Crimes Decree and pension threat

The President of Fiji's Law Association says new laws will make it a criminal offence for anyone to criticise the Fijian government - either inside or outside the country.

Dorsami Naidu told Radio Australia's Pacific Beat the interim government's threat to cancel the pensions of its critics could unfairly influence the judiciary.

Mr Naidu says while there's no evidence yet that the judiciary's performance has been affected by Fiji's political climate, retired judges are at risk if they speak out.

Listen: http://www.abc.net.au/ra/pacbeat/stories/m1842070.asx