THE President's Office is not expected to announce the names of members of the tribunal to investigate suspended Chief Justice Daniel Fatiaki anytime soon. Office secretary Rupeni Nacewa said they are still engaged in discussions with interim Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.
Although the number of names submitted cannot be revealed, Mr Sayed-Khaiyum envisages the tribunal, which is expected to be made up of people of international repute, will start a hearing in the next few weeks subject to the chairperson of the tribunal liaising with the counsel.
Mr Sayed-Khaiyum expects the President Ratu Josefa Iloilo to appoint a tribunal soon from the list of names he submitted to Government House at the weekend.
The names and the charges against Mr Fatiaki will only be known when the President appoints the tribunal.
Mr Fatiaki is challenging his suspension and names the President, the interim Prime Minister, interim Attorney-General and others as defendants.
Mr Fatiaki's lawyer, Jon Apted, speaking from Australia yesterday said he had been instructed by his client to include individuals who will be part of the tribunal in the case.