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Media challenged to 'come out'

Mere Naleba
Friday, August 01, 2014

THE Fiji Police Force is investigating a case where a vehicle is alleged to have been stoned in the Western Division for bearing FijiFirst advertisements.

FijiFirst general secretary Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said they are aware of several incidents where people's lives have been threatened because of their association with the party.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said a taxidriver had approached their office asking for the removal of the FijiFirst wraparound on his vehicle because people have been stoning his taxi.

"Unfortunately, none of the media organisations are covering it. Unfortunately and more so the Electoral Commission is not bringing it to the public space, and I think it is the duty of the Electoral Commission — and if you look at the Constitution, one of their responsibilities is to ensure there is a free, fair transparent process that will lead up to the elections and indeed the elections day itself," he said.

"And post-election also, they need to come into the public space itself and not hide in their offices, they need to come out to the public space and address these issues."








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