By VICTOR LAL
|KHAIYUM: Marching Orders|
The pugnacious and out of control Attorney-General Aiyaz, Sayed Khaiyum, has been given his marching orders, in the form of a resignation letter, from the Military Council.
As tipped by this blog earlier this week, he has been told in no uncertain terms that he must relinquish his post, and leave Goverment.
|ON NOTICE: Pryde|
He has been booted out after a series of revelations by Coupfourpointfive that he has been allegedly involved in millions of dollars in kick-backs, nepotism in regards to jobs he's handed out, man of them with over-inflated salaries, to his cronies, including an expatriate High Court judge, not to mention his buddy John Prasad, who despite questionable qualifications, was handed the key to the nation's coffers.
Prasad also raked in thousands of dollars in consultancy fees.
The fate of Khaiyum's side-kick, Christopher Pryde, the Solicitor-General, who had been drafting anti-Fijian decrees also hangs in the balance, with reports emerging that he is planning to flee back to his native New Zealand.
There is also widespread belief in the Military Council that Khaiyum and his cronies have doggedly pursued the selling of Fiji Times, so that it can be bought by one of Khaiyum's cronies.
The Military Council also believes that Khaiyum has been launching a personal vendetta against the Fiji Times after that paper ran a series of hard hitting editorials against Khaiyum and his unbridled grip on the military establishment.
The Military Council is also convinced now that it was tricked into agreeing to the Media Censorship Decree so that Khaiyum and his cronies own shady financial dealings never came to light, especially after the Fiji SUN's exposure of his one-time ally, Mahendra Chaudhry's millions in a Sydney bank account.
Khaiyum could not be reached for comment.