Fiji Time: 4:20 AM on Thursday 8 December

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 0.64410.6251
JPY 55.581352.5813
GBP 0.37970.3717
EUR 0.45440.4424
NZD 0.68650.6535
AUD 0.65390.6289
USD 0.48650.4695

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 5th December, 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Fiji mum, baby kept in cell
  2. Fatal torture
  3. Year 10 results out, 45pc pass
  4. Lawyers 'face
  5. Former Fiji coach dies
  6. Chaudhry: Report shocking
  7. 17 years for raping elderly woman
  8. Immigration sheds light
  9. Zahra tour
  10. Roadside stall keeps Deepkesh busy

Top Stories this Week

  1. Superstition or fact Sunday (04 Dec)
  2. Shes Dunn it again! Friday (02 Dec)
  3. Report on Rosi Thursday (01 Dec)
  4. Call to be prepared for cyclone season Friday (02 Dec)
  5. Black magic claim Saturday (03 Dec)
  6. Doctors reveal, heavy grog swipers require more drugs for surgery Saturday (03 Dec)
  7. Fiji mum, baby kept in cell Wednesday (07 Dec)
  8. Teachers raise concerns Thursday (01 Dec)
  9. Rotuma Bill opposed Thursday (01 Dec)
  10. Salary review plan for teachers, says Reddy Monday (05 Dec)