This blog is a result of the heavy censoring of the media by the military dictatorship regime.
Monday, March 3, 2014
Khaiyum's accountant aunt to appear in court on old driving charge
HAND ON THE MONEY: Ali to defend driving charge.
The woman in cahoots with the regime over how much money the illegal government is being paid is due to appear in court this week to face a careless driving charge.
Nur Bano Ali was charged with the offence in 2011 but has avoided fronting until now.
The accountant aunt of the illegal attorney general, Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum, is scheduled to appear in the Suva Magistrates Court and pundits are already picking Fiji's failed legal system will go lightly on her.
Ali, Khaiyum and self-appointed prime minister, Frank Bainimarama, continue to refuse to open the books to show taxpayers how much they are paying themselves, despite saying last year they'd do it.
The promise was made under mounting pressure for the regime to be transparent as it solicited international support for its September poll.
SURPRISE, SURPRISE: Bainimarama leading the 'polls'.
But five months out from the elections, Bainimarama has yet to declare his assets, reveal the name and the candidates for his party, or step down as commander in chief of the RFMF, though we note there is now talk of the handover happening this Wednesday.
Predictably the Fiji Sun already has the coup leader taking 79 per cent of the vote in what it says is the first of its opinion polls leading up to the election.
The same poll (conducted by CJP Pacific/Razor), not surprisingly shows zero support for Ro Teimumu Kepa, Mick Beddoes, SODEPLA and NFP but has voters giving a nod or two to the Fiji Labour Party and the Peoples Democratic Party.
Just as predictable has been the reply of the chairman of the Electoral Commission, Chenn Bunn Young, to political parties about the call for electronic copies of the National Voters Register to be made available.
Hiding behind 'legislation' Young has hold the parties: "I can't take it further..... If the political parties think I have a magic wand, I'm not in a position to do that."
The United Coalition for Fiji says the response is tantamount to declaring the Commission will operate as another department under the 'control of the Attorney General.' The NFP says Young needs to revisit his stance saying the Commission is an independent body and must not rely on the Solicitor General's office for advice.
Sources have meanwhile revealed there have been two casualties over the 'stolen laptop,' despite Young's reassurances staff hadn't been dismissed: the IT manager who took the laptop home, Rejieli Losione, and the HR manager have both been sent on leave.