Fiji Time: 9:38 PM on Sunday 29 May

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Forum condemns accusation

Dawn Gibson
Saturday, August 09, 2014

DESPITE Elections Supervisor Mohammed Saneem warning the Citizens' Constitutional Forum (CCF) of their alleged breach of section 115 of the Electoral Decree, CCF maintains they have not breached the section.

A statement issued by the NGO yesterday, quoted CEO Akuila Yabaki saying they strongly opposed the allegations from Mr Saneem.

"CCF strongly condemns allegations from Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem that it has breached the Electoral Decree 2014 by publishing a research paper on international benchmarks of free and fair elections and holding a public conversation on the same paper," it read.

"The content of the research paper and discussions focused on the universal benchmarks of free and fair elections in general, and assessed how the current electoral process meets this criterion.

"The conversation was not directed solely at voters or potential voters, and was not intended to provide voter information or education about the elections to be held on September 17."

Mr Saneem earlier said CCF had to recall their publication and remove a live feed of the same paper from their website because it was a breach of section 115.








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 0.61880.5998
JPY 52.941849.9418
GBP 0.32410.3161
EUR 0.42560.4136
NZD 0.71310.6801
AUD 0.66260.6376
USD 0.47860.4616

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 27th May 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Mother 'locks up' son to go clubbing
  2. Prophecy of Nasautoka Come and drink of this life-giving water
  3. Return our baby
  4. Pig hunt turns fatal
  5. Woman dies in road accident
  6. 65 return home, 90 stay back
  7. Divers swim with giants of the deep
  8. Police treat man's death as murder
  9. Japan adopts schools
  10. Minister to head interim TISI Sangam committee

Top Stories this Week

  1. Tears of joy for Jerry's family Thursday (26 May)
  2. Son crushed to death, parents seek answers Tuesday (24 May)
  3. Ryan gutted Tuesday (24 May)
  4. Hayne, Ryan miss out Wednesday (25 May)
  5. Hayne's Rio barrier Monday (23 May)
  6. Remains of missionary receives a proper burial 200 years later Friday (27 May)
  7. Families live in fear Friday (27 May)
  8. 7s fans disappointed Thursday (26 May)
  9. 13 for Rio Saturday (28 May)
  10. Fiji Airways gives free trip to 7s players Wednesday (25 May)