THE Fiji Times wishes to apologise for an inaccuracy in a recent article on Monday, September 30, about the provisional roll of voters.
In that article, Social Democratic Liberal Party spokesman Dr Tupeni Baba is reported calling on the government to make the provisional roll of voters available to the public.
The government has clarified that the national register of voters is and has always been available to individuals and political parties for inspection.
An Information Ministry statement issued on Monday said the national register was available to individuals and political parties at their request, as outlined in Section 15 of the Electoral (Registration of Voters) Decree 2012.
The ministry's statement was issued in response to comments made by Dr Baba.
"Today's (Monday's) Fiji Times story — "Party Wants Roll Call" — reporting comments of SODELPA official Dr Tupeni Baba, is factually inaccurate," the statement said.
"By failing to report the facts, and only reporting Dr Baba's false comments, The Fiji Times has misled its readers," the statement said.
APOLOGY: The Fiji Times apologises for this factual inaccuracy and we reaffirm our commitment to presenting accurate, balanced and fair news content at all times as required under the Media Decree.