Fiji passes fourth constitution

Fiji has passed yet another constitution, the fourth since 1970. The military regime which is currently running the country says that this is another step forward towards a free election next year.

But many say that the new constitution is self serving to the regime.

Frank Bainimarama, the leader of Fiji said that the constitution enshrines many civil, socio-economic and political rights, an independent judiciary and a secular state.

Fiji police on Friday arrested a handful of peaceful protestors including a former prime minister present at the scene.