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Public Gathering Order Extended But Eased
January 27, 2011

From Radio New Zealand International

Tuvalu PM changes rules for public meetings

Last Updated: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 21:48:00 +1100

The Prime Minister of Tuvalu, Willie Telavi, has announced new public order regulations.

The regulations ban public meetings for the next two weeks unless organisers have permission from the police commissioner.

It follows another emergency law banning all public gatherings and meetings which ended on Wednesday.

That was implemented after the government reported a threatening letter had been sent to Finance Minister Lotoala Metia demanding his resignation.

State-owned Radio Tuvalu journalist, Silafaga Lalua, told Radio Australia the new regulation is less stringent.

"People are being allowed to hold meetings now, as opposed to the last one, that totally banned gatherings, but now it's getting easier for the public. Meetings can still go on, but subject to the consent of the commissioner of police."

Actual Link: http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=58459

 

From ABC Radio Australia

Tuvalu PM changes rules for public meetings

Last Updated: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 21:48:00 +1100

The Prime Minister of Tuvalu, Willie Telavi, has announced new public order regulations.

The regulations ban public meetings for the next two weeks unless organisers have permission from the police commissioner.

It follows another emergency law banning all public gatherings and meetings which ended on Wednesday.

That was implemented after the government reported a threatening letter had been sent to Finance Minister Lotoala Metia demanding his resignation.

State-owned Radio Tuvalu journalist, Silafaga Lalua, told Radio Australia the new regulation is less stringent.

"People are being allowed to hold meetings now, as opposed to the last one, that totally banned gatherings, but now it's getting easier for the public. Meetings can still go on, but subject to the consent of the commissioner of police."

Actual Link: http://www.radioaustralianews.net.au/stories/201101/3124610.htm?desktop


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