Friday, January 29, 2010

PER Extended for Another 30 days

29 January 2010

The Public Emergency Regulation has been extended for another 30 days effective from the 1st of February.

President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau has signed the extension of the PER in a gazette under the Public Safety Act.

Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama has already confirmed that the PER will be lifted as soon as the new Media Decree comes into place in Fiji.

The Attorney General's Office is currently working on the new Media Decree.

Once the Media Decree is ready, consultations will be held with the stakeholders.

Commodore Bainimarama has also confirmed that the government will not hold any consultations with Fiji Television and Fiji Times.

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