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FijiFirst Interim Youth President Lodges Complaint Against A-G

“His allegations were very serious but he had zero evidence of his claims, and thus his allegations, considering his profile as a prominent politician, office holder and member of Parliament were false and misleading and a deliberate attempt to generate public fear, anxiety and hate.”
26 Jan 2023 10:36
FijiFirst Interim Youth President Lodges Complaint Against A-G
Attorney-General (A-G) and Minister for Justice Siromi Turaga

FijiFirst Interim Youth President Sailosi Sirisirivalu has lodged a complaint against Attorney-General Siromi Turaga on allegations of incitement.

This was confirmed by Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho who said the complaint would be handled by the Criminal Investigations Department.

Mr Sirisirivalu said the complaint was in relation to Mr Turaga’s press conference which was aired nationally on January 23 reaching thousands of Fijians locally and abroad.

“During the press conference, Honourable Siromi Turaga said these words: “Sayed-Khaiyum is playing political games with half-truths to mislead the public and attempt to pressure the Army Commander to invoke his powers under section 131 of the Constitution,” he said.

“He was referring to Fijian Citizen and General Secretary of the FijiFirst party, Mr Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum and making a very serious allegation that Mr Sayed-Khaiyum was trying to make the Commander of the RFMF invoke his powers under the Constitution and step in to remove the Government.”

While quoting Section 15 of the Public Order Act which talks about malicious acts, he said Mr Turaga’s comments breached the said provision.

“His very public press conference and the above words were sent to thousands of Fijians around the country and created a lot of public alarm, and public anxiety and is designed to generate hate against Mr Sayed-khaiyum.

“His allegations were very serious but he had zero evidence of his claims, and thus his allegations, considering his profile as a prominent politician, office holder and member of Parliament were false and misleading and a deliberate attempt to generate public fear, anxiety and hate.”

Mr Sirisirivalu is expected to give a statement at CID today.

 

Story by: fonua.talei@fijisun.com.fj



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