Fiji Time: 12:29 AM on Wednesday 4 May

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Call for neutrality

Tevita Vuibau
Thursday, July 10, 2014

THE Reserve Bank of Fiji says it will not comment on the NFP's calls for the deputy governor Arif Ali to either resign or be terminated from his position by the RBF.

The NFP called for the resignation of Mr Ali in light of comments he made, which the NFP alleges showed bias from a public officer who is meant to be neutral.

Mr Ali had said that more important than a general election was a post-election government that does not reverse the current economic policies because it would harm the economy and involved a lot of risk.

But the Reserve Bank of Fiji said yesterday they would not comment on calls by the NFP.

NFP general secretary Kamal Iyer said Mr Ali had "totally compromised" the neutrality and independence of the Reserve Bank Board.

"He should have remained apolitical and completely refrained from making political comments," Mr Iyer said.

"An ordinary civil servant is disallowed from even being seen at political party meetings or gatherings as it is construes to be showing support towards a political party."

Mr Iyer also said the NFP was once again calling upon all officers in all independent State institutions to remain apolitical at all times.








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 0.61600.5970
JPY 52.918849.9188
GBP 0.33400.3260
EUR 0.42590.4139
NZD 0.70610.6731
CAD 0.61430.5953
JPY 52.567249.5672

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 3rd May 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Spirit haunts village
  2. Bullet found on aircraft
  3. Sex talk worry
  4. Villagers welcome lost son
  5. FB post probe
  6. 4 shark attacks, 1 fatal
  7. Church raises sex education worry
  8. FLOTSAM AND JETSAM
  9. Ministry cracks down on illegal tobacco sales
  10. FTU wants screening processes back

Top Stories this Week

  1. Horror crash relived Wednesday (27 Apr)
  2. Tale of pain Monday (02 May)
  3. A son's fatal ride Monday (02 May)
  4. Boy needs $500 a week to live Monday (02 May)
  5. Spirit haunts village Tuesday (03 May)
  6. Father farewells son Wednesday (27 Apr)
  7. Cracks and holes deem building unsafe Monday (02 May)
  8. 7s eligibility Wednesday (27 Apr)
  9. Family, friends bid farewell to car crash victim Monday (02 May)
  10. Bullet found on aircraft Tuesday (03 May)