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Justice department alerted to Fijian's labour situation

Repeka Nasiko
Thursday, July 10, 2014

THE Nauru Justice Department has been alerted about Fiji citizen Sanil Jeet Singh's situation.

This after a formal letter written by Mr Singh's mother, Sunita Devi, was sent to the office of the Nauru High Commission by the Fiji Women's Crisis Centre.

Mr Singh left Fiji earlier this year for work but after allegations of mistreatment, the Lautoka resident has been trying to find a way to return home to his family.

Nauru High Commissioner Jarden Kephas said the problem was a private matter between the employer and Mr Singh.

"I would like to state at the outset that this problem is a private matter between (employer) and Mr Singh, and proper authorities were unaware of Mr Singh's grave situation," he said.

"I had advised the Justice Department on June 25 about this complaint, after I had received a copy of an official letter of concern to the employer from the Fiji Women's Crisis Centre, accompanied by a letter from Mr Singh's mother."

He said Nauru president Baron Waqa was at this stage not required legally or otherwise to be involved in the matter.

"Proper authorities are looking into the matter.

"There could be a contractual agreement between the employer and Mr Singh and breaching the contract could be preventing Mr Singh from leaving Nauru.

"Mr Singh's passport is definitely not with the Immigration Department as Mr Singh is implicating.

"His employer is not on the island and would be queried upon his return to Nauru, about Mr Singh's perilous situation."

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