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Australian Broadcasting Corporation On Notice

The Australian Broadcast­ing Corporation (ABC) says it stands by its report of the claims made by the National Federa­tion Party in a letter to the Supervisor of Elections against FijiFirst general secretary Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.
10 Dec 2022 13:38
Australian Broadcasting Corporation On Notice
Left: Mohammed Saneem. Right: Lice Movono.

The Australian Broadcast­ing Corporation (ABC) says it stands by its report of the claims made by the National Federa­tion Party in a letter to the Supervisor of Elections against FijiFirst general secretary Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.

An ABC spokesperson told the Fiji Sun that the article titled ‘Fiji’s Attor­ney General caught in extraordinary dispute days out from the national election’ was based on numerous sources familiar with the story which included a response from the election office.

In the letter, the NFP claimed it was told that Mr Sayed-Khaiyum was present at the printing press on the morning of December 1 and had or­dered that CCTV cameras at the print­ery premises be turned off.

It also claimed that Mr Sayed-Khai­yum had refused to leave the prem­ises when the FEO staff and police requested him to leave and only left the premises after the Supervisor of Elections was called to the scene.

The ABC spokesperson said the story revealed important allegations regarding the Fiji election and the independence of electoral processes which Fijians and all audiences have a right to know about.

In a press conference on Thursday, Mr Sayed-Khaiyum refuted the claims by the NFP and questioned the cred­ibility of the ABC and its journalist in Fiji, Lice Movono.

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Story By: Inoke Rabonu

Feedback: inoke.rabonu@fijisun.com.fj  



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