Fiji Time: 4:39 PM on Saturday 13 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

A-G: Individuals can contribute to parties

Nasik Swami
Saturday, March 29, 2014

FORMER Fijians living abroad can donate funds to political parties not exceeding $10,000 annually.

This was announced by Attorney-General and Minister Responsible for Elections Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum yesterday.

This is part of the new amendments made to the Political Parties Registration, Conduct, Funding and Disclosures Decree 2013.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said companies were still restricted from donating.

In another amendment, those holding public offices could be fined or imprisoned for carrying out political campaigns.

"There was no offence provision, there was a deeming provision. Now there is an offence provision. Now should anybody breach, whether it's civil servant, trade union, employer organisation, should they breach this requirement of not holding to the public office whilst conducting electoral activity, there is a fine and a term of imprisonment or both," Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.

He said the other amendment was the Electoral Registration of Voters Decree.

"Now with this amendment, the political parties should be given a voter list for each polling station so that they know exactly who will be voting at which polling station.

"However, the amount of information that will be contained in the voter list will be restricted to three main items.

"One is the name of the voter; the identification number: and the assigned polling station," said Mr Sayed-Khaiyum.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65860.6396
JPY 53.786250.7862
GBP 0.32630.3183
EUR 0.41800.4060
NZD 0.71170.6787
AUD 0.66930.6443
USD 0.47540.4584

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 12th February 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Fit for PM
  2. Forces top payout
  3. Claims of breach dismissed
  4. $1.2m college
  5. Serious concern
  6. Spain 7s team to train in Fiji
  7. Winston 'no threat'
  8. Rakiraki worst affected
  9. ERP amendments 'set platform for progress'
  10. FLOTSAM AND JETSAM

Top Stories this Week

  1. Angry 7s fan smashes TV screen Tuesday (09 Feb)
  2. Dead on the beach Thursday (11 Feb)
  3. Need speed Monday (08 Feb)
  4. 3 MPs are out Wednesday (10 Feb)
  5. NZ 7s final refereeing charade an embarrassment Monday (08 Feb)
  6. Ryan: Sunshine ahead Tuesday (09 Feb)
  7. Investigation as nurse falls with baby Tuesday (09 Feb)
  8. Sydney 7s thriller Wednesday (10 Feb)
  9. The origin of Fiji's sevens series Monday (08 Feb)
  10. Sevens change Wednesday (10 Feb)