The Fiji Labour Party is the only one out of the three parties to refuse to pay the bill that was the result of the regime decreeing they all re-register.
An insider for the party agreed that it chose not to fork over $6375.60 as demanded by the Registrar of the Political Parties, Mohammed Saneem, as a matter of principle.
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The ploy seems to have gotten a response. In the statement released yesterday, Saneem sounds frustrated: "Unfortunately, this seems to have been a deliberate decision by FLP leadership to not abide by the Decree. It is now up to them to remedy their breach."
Saneem has threatened FLP with permanent registration if the money isn't paid within 60 days and has meanwhile ruled it can't conduct any political activity.
Our FLP source was non-commital about what would happen after the deadline but hinted that anything could occur to change the status quo.
The FLP's website has been off line but the source says that's nothing to do with its registeration being suspended, saying the site is done overseas.