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Fiji announces end to martial law

Fiji's military dictator Voreqe Bainimarama. [photo: Fiji Times]

Fiji's Prime Minister has announced an end to regulations that imposed martial law on the country in 2009.

In his New Year's address to the nation this evening, Commodore Frank Bainimarama said Public Emergency Regulations would end from Saturday January 7.

Commodore Bainimarama stressed public order would be maintained.

Bainimarama seized control of the government in a military coup in 2006.

The emergency regulations were put in place in April 2009.



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