Opposition politicians arrested in Fiji following criticism of land legislation act | The World

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As Fiji’s coronavirus outbreak worsens, several opposition politicians have been arrested overnight. The police questioning comes after they criticised the government’s push to amend a land legislation act. National Federation Party president Pio Tiko Ndua Ndua was among those detained, but he tells The World the reason behind it remains unclear.

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