Fiji's Interim Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has been appointed Acting Prime Minister of Fiji.
A Department of Information press release on the Fiji Government website says that the interim Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama appointed Sayed-Khaiyum acting PM, while he attends the Asian Development Bank meeting in Indonesia.
The ADB meeting will be held from May 1st to the 7th. Sources have told Coupfourpointfive that travelling with Bainimarama is the Chairman of the Fiji Islands Trade and Investment Board, Francis Narayan, who is a New Zealand citizen, and newly appointed Reserve Bank Governor Sada Reddy.
Coupfourpointfive has been told that the meeting is usually attended by Reserve Bank Governors but Bainimarama insisted on going as well.
Sources say Bainimarama met with the Military Council yesterday afternoon to get their endorsement of Sayed-Khaiyum's acting appointment.