#header-inner img {margin: 0 auto !important; #header-inner {text-align: Center ;} Fiji Coupfourpointfive: NFP leader removed from Public Accounts Committee

Thursday, May 12, 2016

NFP leader removed from Public Accounts Committee

NFP Leader Biman Prasad says he is not surprised that the Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum, has removed him from the Public Accounts Committee.

Prasad says he was removed because he was asking the hard questions.

"My removal was expected because the Attorney General accused me of politicizing the Committee. 


"If thoroughly scrutinizing Auditor General’s Reports and seeking information about controversial expenditure like payment of consultancy to an Accounting firm for a study into the operations of Rewa Dairy leading to its sale, miscellaneous expenditure of Head 50 and payment of salaries of Cabinet Ministers through an Accounting Firm is politicizing the work of the Committee, then taxpayers of Fiji can no longer expect any discrepancy highlighted by the Auditor General to be scrutinized and highlighted.

"If a Government policy leads to abuse and wastage of funds, the Committee should have every right to highlight it and raise it in Parliament. With the change in the Standing Orders restricting the role of the Committee to basically only browse through reports, this scrutiny will not happen. This is ridiculous and a grave injustice to the taxpayers of Fiji."

Prasad's removal now means that Government can elect its own Chairman because it has majority members on the Public Accounts Committee – just like other Committees.

"One has to ask the Government why the change? Why is the Government frightened that an Opposition Chair is leading the scrutiny of Auditor-General’s Reports?"


The AG is on record of having lamented about the work of the Committee in July last year, two months after Prasad tabled a Consolidated report of PAC on the Auditor-General’s report from 2007 to 2009.

That report has not been debated one year after it was tabled. The Fiji Sun of 22nd July 2015 reported the AG as saying “it was premature to have a standing committee in Fiji on corruption because political maturity was lacking”.

He said there has been a culture in Fiji of standing committees being used for political point scoring.

Khaiyum had said this would not work for a standing committee on corruption, because “enquiries of corruption need to be dealt with apolitically and, with confidentiality."

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Jese Dakunavuki said...

You must be a Fijian. "Slums" not slumps you fucking kawa ca. Its no school fuck tards like yourself is the reason fuck all Sodelpa is benu ca.

Jese Dakunavuki said...

I think the no school fuckwit meant to say Slums instead of slumps. Must be a soldepa supporter. No school supporting no school.

Jese Dakunavuki said...

And Known fact not know fact.

Fiji Is doomed if this type of intellectuals are roaming around our beloved Fiji.

Rajend Naidu said...

Editor,
Keeping it Beautiful
Today I watched two club matches. One, the UEFA championship final between Real Madrid and Athletico Madrid. And, the other between Western United (Solomons) and Amicale ( Vanuatu). The contrast in the quality of soccer couldn't have been greater. It is of course too much to expect teams from the Pacific region to deliver the standard of the rich resourced European teams. But I can't understand why we can't still keep the beautiful game beautiful at least - notwithstanding our resource constraints?
Ugly politics is OK but not ugly soccer!
Sincerely,
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Ahhreee yahh! tame sa mate avela nathi?Kem cho? bombaiya khitchdri tum pakala eh?Tari mani choot ma deka bole eh?

Anonymous said...

Full of shit tel lava jaa!Tari to jaat jaay! Talklif to revani stinky dobo bombaiya kitchen,Be tu jaa ne.

Anonymous said...

Ey! Baiya khitchdri tum pakala eh!!!! SU KAAME GAANDEVEDA KAADHE CHE?Heinn...eh su?thats right pakali eh! Haan ho, khabar pade che barobar.Chaani maani besi jaa yaar tu.daffod!!! Stinky bombaiya khitchdri.

Anonymous said...

Stinky bombaiya khitchdri, Hava hoi to kadhi nakhje.Shu tatta de che?pakali tara bapa ne samjave che.Ahree!!!!yah!!!!! too much wanting attention bhai toh bhai che, majak thodi che.Baiya maar khavano thayo che phelo.kai nai thavanu taru because PAKALI!!!!!! So it is true about the bombaiya khitchdri.Shame on you khitchdri,we always knew rats like you wanted we girmityas destroyed.Have you no shame but to carry on creating choas?dobi!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Tame Gujarati Chho?I know you are.You have the characteristics,ahiya bombaiya khitchdri log rahe chhe??!!You are the biggest racist community in Fiji and you are the ones that created all the crisis and responsible for all the hate.Whether it is politics,business,institutions,education,industry's etc you are responsible.TEL LAVA JAA!TARI JAAT JAY!

Anonymous said...

Ey! stinky lying guju baiya,katana sa mate khuba ja apriya?sum tame gunda cho?kya tum pakala!! eh?behatar hoga ki tum napharat banaana band karo okay?

Anonymous said...

main apane khel ko dekhate hain, lekin apanee moorkhata aap yahaan kya kar rahe hain vah galat hai.If only Biman can see the true colors but I guess it's NFP who still want to hold to the old ways or are they in every political party FF,SODELPA,labour,pdp etc all behind the scenes doing the dirty works like what your doing on here? what a big shame.The real true destroyers of the country what shame!!.
aap un sabhee ko nidhi ke lie istemaal kiya hai?and when I mean you I mean all you lying manipulating bombiya khitchdri?TEL LAVA JAA TARI JAAT JAY! that's all I have to say even your parents must of instilled all this hate racism in you.

Anonymous said...

Oh and I'll tell you why I call you bombiya khitchdri it is because you deserve it.You can't call anyone who protests to stop racism a hypocrite or play devils advocate forcing your agenda onto them and trying to test them out when yet you conduct your many sick twisted experiments.If you think what your doing is healthy and good for society then you are wrong.Whether you are trying to create and practising some form of eugenics that is bad and evil and I condemn it.So the suspicions within the indo Fijian community of some of you gujju khitchdri are true and no conspiracy after all.Shame on you and others who are like you for playing with the minds of the citizens of Fiji.

Rajend Naidu said...

Editor,
An Autocratic Ruler
According to former cabinet minister and university lecturer Abdulatif Semeer Turkey can no longer be called a democracy because President Erdogan has assumed dictatorial powers, paralysed the opposition, outlawed dissent, and controls the media ( DW news 30/5 ).
Semeer can not get a job in a university in Turkey because of political interference from the top.
Notice any parallels here?
But president Erdogan is apparently OK for western democracies. He is politically expedient for them.
That's something we too are familiar with.
Sincerely,
Rajend Naidu

Chiku said...

Editor,
The coup culture in Fiji is alive and well.
The latest demonstration of that is the two day Sangam annual convention being " marred by inner wrangling for power by those heading the cultural organisation" (Fiji Times 30/5 ).
There has apparently been a coup attempt by some Madrassis to bulldoz themselves into power.
Time will tell whether they have succeeded .
Is it a coincidence that members of the power grabbing group include a democratically defeated past president and current Bainimarama coup regime minister Praveen Bala?
Sincerely,
Chiku

Anonymous said...

@11.38am Garauntee a bombiya khitchdri had something to do with it and is the main cause.Hiding in the background manipulating and responsible for organising not just one or two but thousands of upheavals linked right back to the past.

Anonymous said...

Fiji is not only for Fijians, The Maoris do not own NZ and Aboriginals do not own Australia nor does the Red Indians own USA, they are the original inhabitants, those countries are doing well because and Aboriginal booga is not an Australian PM. The Fijians should learn from them as they do not have any brains to Govern. The previous Mara, Ganilau and Cakobau did these guy were well educated and kept Indians and Fijians under control.

Anonymous said...

@12.25pm Areeeh yaarrr!! Fijians and Indo Fijians have always had good relationship right from the colonial days especially with the girmityas.But the madhar chod bombiya khitchdri are the ones who have caused the tensions by the manipulating for their own gain,like what we see now on here.

Rajend Naidu said...

Editor,
Sangam Leadership Tussle
We read in the LAHT article ' Hindu devotees celebrate end of festival with fire walking ceremony' ( 29/5 ), that 2,500 people attended the celebration ar Sri Devi Karumariamman Temple Friday night as temple priests and other fearless devotees walked barefoot over a bed of red hot charcoals in dedication to the goddess Adi Paru Shakti.
The annual Hindu festival is mainly celebrated by people of Tamil ethnicity, as the ceremony is thought to have originated in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.
Those people " wrangling for power" at the Sangam annual convention in Fiji should be made to walk barefoot over a bed of red hot charcoal to see whether they qualify for leadership!
Sincerely,
Rajend Naidu

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WE TAKING OVER!

Anonymous said...

Tiare and jyron are not her children

Anonymous said...

Tiare and jyron are not her children

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