Resign Khaiyum, says FLP

  • 7th May 2014
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Aiyaz Khaiyum cannot continue to be Minister for Elections now that he has been appointed general-  secretaiyaz khaiyumary of the Fiji First Party, says the Fiji Labour Party.   

“Failure to do so will tantamount to abuse of office. It is also a case of conflict of interest,” says Labour Leader Mahendra Chaudhry. 

FLP also questions the injustice of these public officers being allowed under the regime’s Constitution to contest elections or to hold official positions inpolitical parties while it  forbids trade union officials who are not public officials at all, from doing so.

“Such discriminatory treatment is totally abhorrent in any democratic  society and I am surprised that the international community continues to  support such unjust laws under the regime’s constitution.

“Trade union officials are not paid by the public purse nor are they performing any public duty. Why then are they barred from holding official positions inpolitical parties or from contesting elections?” Mr Chaudhry asked.