By Michael Morrah
TV3 News, New Zealand
The illegal attorney general, Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum, has told TV3 News the decision making process in Fiji is done on a collective basis.
Khaiyum was responding to former military commander Roko Ului Mara's recent video where he said Frank Bainimarama was Khaiyum's political puppet.
Khaiyum said this wasn't the case: “Like I said all decisions are made by cabinet and it’s a collective decision."
The illegal attorney general also spoke to Morrah about the investigation into Mara, who remains in Tonga although the Prime Minister John Key has said again this week New Zealand may waive the travel bans to allow him and his wife, Dolores, into the country.
Khaiyum told TV3 the incident with Mara is not a dispute between Fiji and Tonga and criticised the way the New Zealand media has covered the story.
“I think generally speaking the New Zealand media has been quite abhorrent. All rules of professionalism have gone out the window,” he said.
Khaiyum also said police were treating the investigation into how Mara got to Tonga fairly, and denied people who've been interveiwed were being made to change their story.
He said: “I understand that that is not taking place."
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