#header-inner img {margin: 0 auto !important; #header-inner {text-align: Center ;} Fiji Coupfourpointfive: Sayed-Khaiyum talks transparency

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sayed-Khaiyum talks transparency

Fiji's attorney general, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, has had another defining moment.

Sayed-Khaiyum told the Corporate Governance workshop in Suva today that he's concerned about the ways decisions are being made in some corporations, because those decisions do not illustrate transparency.

He said: “I have seen in the past six months in organisations funded by Government where decisions are made before being advertised, where decisions are made even before the expression of interest are called for providing a particular service. This is very worrying."

Highlighting the high number of anomalies in the Auditor General reports over the past years, Sayed-Khaiyum said it means that basic accounting processes and procedure were not followed, which is not good governance. 

He went on to say in a release on the government website that although people talked about good governance, the fact remains - "many of us do not understand the real meaning of the word."

“What is important for us to know is how well we can apply transparency and good governance in our lives.”

Sayed-Khaiyum's comments are outrageous, considering his government's abysmal record for transparency. It is after all, the self-appointed government that introduced permanent emergency regulations without justification, the same regime that censored the Fiji media and which continues to raise delaying tactics every time democratic elections are mentioned.

Just a day ago, Sayed-Khaiyum rubbished the US State Department's human rights report, released earlier this month, as pedestrian and biased. The report highlighted widespread human rights abuse in Fiji.

Editor's Note: Sayed-Khaiyum at the Holiday Inn workshop today. Interim government picture.


mark manning said...

Good Governance, is 2 words, not one !
And why does this poor excuse for a Human being always have his lips pursed, was Frank in the room ?

Anonymous said...

One simple solution to this kind of wannabe speeches-shut his mouth up with Frank's mouth! Period!

sara'ssista said...

why do people like aiyaz et al keep defending this regime publicly... exactly who are they talking to??? Why would any educated audience be even remotely persuaded by the garbage coming from this bunch...do as we say not as we do??

Anonymous said...

How can these two military junta legal advisers talk of transparency (whether corporate or public service)with heavy censorship on media freedom and freedom of expression imposed by the junta.

Are these military junta legal advisers living in lala-land?

HELLO... your emperor and empire rooted in illegality, lies, terror, propaganda and murder, is bare naked!

Anonymous said...

That is what happens when you always lie, finally you think your lies are the truth.
Secondly when they lie as much as they do, they cant tell the difference between lies and truths.
Thats how they survive, lies, lies.;ies, lies lies lies,...am=nd keep on, keeping on...

Kuru said...

Looks like he just finished licking his chops, as he likes to do, often, and on tv. yuk! Someone give him some vaseline for his lips!!

Radiolucas said...

About as well respected as something you find clinging to your shoes in a public rest room.

Anonymous said...

Rank him second to Chaudhry as the most damaging person towards better (future) Indian Taukei relations.

Bye the way - where's the former gone? Emigrated?