Fiji has ordered New Zealand and Australia envoys to return home within 24 hours, accusing them of interfering in its internal affairs.
They have not recorded the specific reasons why. It is over the respective Governments allegedly blocking travel through Australia (and possibly NZ) for their new (Sri Lankan) Judges to replace the ones fired.
The Commodore’s speech setting out his rationale is here – press conference judiciary-1.
I’m not overly impressed by the Commodore citing the need for an Independent Judiciary, when he sacked the last set fo Judges because they got too independent.
Having said that, I’m not sure applying travel sanctions against the new Judges is achieving a lot either.Tags: Fiji, Frank Bainimarama