|Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum: Ghai had thanked him and Frank Bainimarama for allowing him, an outsider, to participate in the process.|
The outgoing chair of the Constitution Commission, Yash Ghai, has told Radio Australia Fiji police illegally confiscated printed copies of the draft constitution, and set some of them on fire.
Ghai says all 600 copies of the draft document were seized from the printer three days before Xmas, on Saturday the 22nd.
He also told Pacific Beat he was abused by the police officer
in charge of the operation when he tried to tell them their actions were illegal.
Predictably the regime has not responded to the allegations.
Ghai told presenter Bruce Hill he was called when police arrived at the printers to confiscate the copies of the proposed new constitution.
GHAI: Well I decided that I would go to the printers and talk to the police and tell them that the copies of the draft constitution belonged to the commission and we had ordered the printing, we had done the report, therefore they should desist from confiscating those copies.