The call has been made by Senator Asesela Ravuvu, a former Professor of Pacific Studies at the USP, who was appointed to the Upper House by Mr Qarase.
says Mr Qarase should be firm and resolute and not waiver under pressure on the multi-party Cabinet issue.
Senator Ravuvu chaired the post coup Qarase interim administration's constitution review committee which was declared illegal by the High Court.
report was later described as the most racist document ever seen in Fiji
(Radio New Zealand International, 3-9-03)
Fiji government senator labels constitution as act of cultural genocide
government senator says the 1997 constitution is an act of cultural genocide against the indigenous Fijian people punishable by the International Court of Justice.
The Fiji Times
says Senator Ravuvu
made the comment when calling for a review of the constitution in the Upper House.
says the constitution has alien valued and ideologies which do not safeguard the indigenous people.
says it has increasingly marginalised the owners of the land, and their inherent cultural rights and heritage.
says the constitution strives to enhance equality among all races but this has diminished and diffused the special position of the indigenous population in their own country.
Senator Ravuvu chaired the post-coup interim administration's constitution review committee which was declared illegal by the high court.