Anti-rot body ‘difficult to phase out’

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The FICAC head office in Suva. Picture: SUPPLIED

Phasing out the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) will be difficult for the coalition Government.

Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka confirmed this when asked if there were plans to phase out FICAC.

“Phasing out doesn’t mean that we are just totally getting rid of them,” Mr Rabuka said.

“They are instrumental under the Constitution of Fiji.

“So doing anything about them will need a change in the Constitution, which will be very difficult when we now have a majority of one.”

He said the issue was still being phased in the planning stage.

“We are at the moment looking at the processes that are currently undertaken, cases that they are investigating and whether there will be new cases going to them.”

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