|Judiciary: Daniel Goundar and Anthony Gates. photos Law Fiji|
|Ana Tukeitei and Madam Nazhat Shameem|
A look at the website for the law firm of former judge Nazhat Shameem shows she is legal advisor to institutions and government entities making the most crucial decisions for Fiji.
Shameem is one of illegal attorney general Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum's inner power circle and has been revealed by Coupfourpointfive as part of the coterie that has prepared a 'guiding constitution' ahead of the consultation process, which is not due to get underway until May.
Shameem, sister Shaista Shameem and Chief Justice Anthony Gates held a secret meeting on New Years Day at the Macau Hotel in Nadi to discuss the make-up and sanctioning of the Constitution, the start of the consultation process in May, the start of the Civic Education programmes and the composition of the Constituent Assembly.
The website for Nazhat Shameem's firm, Law Fiji, shows she and law partner Ana Tuiketei, offering legal direction to government entities and companies as follows:
FDB, Fiji Police, DPP, FICAC, BSP, McDonalds, FCEF, FHA, MOH, AusAid, UNAID, Tanoa, Namotu, FRCA, AFL, Fiji Corrections, RBF, FIU, FNU, Ministry of Labour, FSC, Ministry of Women, Social Welfare & Housing, FijiTV, Ministry of Information, Fiji Broadcasting Corporation, Amalgamated Telecom Holding Limited, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Fintel, PSC, SCC, Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji, Citizens' Constitutional Forum Limited, HAFiji, Fiji National Provident Fund, Hibiscus Fiji, KPMG, Women's Action for Change and Williams & Gosling Lt.
Photos on the website include one of Anthony Gates and hanging judge Daniel Goundar on the clients page and a mission statement that talks about 'the growth of human rights law and practice in Fiji and preserving and enhancing the rule of law'.
Shameem calls herself Madam and says "Our true measure of our success comes strictly in terms of satisfied individuals and organisations that have benefited from our efforts."
Information secured by Coupfourpointfive shows Khaiyum created a power base to counter that of Bainimara and his army by roping in his family, including Aunty Nur Bano and her accounting firm.
Nazhat Shameem and her sister Shaista, who resigned her government post, joined the cabal to form what has become known and referred to as the Muslim Network.