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NFP makes claims

Felix Chaudhary
Saturday, February 17, 2018

THE National Federation Party made claims that Government could plan to introduce laws to regulate mainstream and social media.

Party president Pio Tikoduadua made the comment in a statement issued by the NFP on Monday, where the party denounced the recent questioning of former Islands Business publisher Netani Rika, editor-in-chief Samisoni Pareti and reporter Nanise Volau.

"This Government now wants to suppress any news reporting by anyone of anything that it does not like, using any excuse," Mr Tikoduadua claimed.

Mr Tikoduadua claimed the Attorney-General had spoken about regulating social media.

"This government wants to control everything we say and all the information we receive. I believe they will try to do this through repressive new laws for both mainstream and social media.

"I also believe they will stay very quiet about this until after the election. But imagine what will happen if they are given four more years to do anything they want."

Questions sent to Attorney-General and FijiFirst party general secretary Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum on Monday in regards to the comments made by Mr Tikoduadua remain unanswered.

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