Riyaz Sayed-Khaiyum was earning more than Ministers and even the PM – Amrit

Ajay Bhai Amrit and Riyaz Sayed-Khaiyum. Picture: FIJI TIMES ONLINE

Fijian Broadcasting Corporation (FBC) CEO Riyaz Sayed-Khaiyum was earning considerably more than Government Ministers and even the Prime Minister, says FBC chairman Ajay Bhai Amrit.

Mr Ajay said this came as a shock to the new FBC board members and to most of the citizens of this country.

He said there were discussions with Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka and Minister for Finance Professor Biman Prasad and was agreed that government grant to FBC would be reviewed.

β€œThe Board will work with staff and management to ensure that FBC is a financially viable and a self-sustaining commercial business, while honoring its PSB responsibilities,” he said.

He added FBC was willing to work with other media organizations to ensure that there was positive change to the current media laws as this would allow the newsroom to function in a fresh, balanced and new environment going forward.

β€œOur collective objective and commitment to our staff, shareholders, our valued listeners and viewers remains.”


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