2 Feb 2005

Fiji editor claims neutrality despite former SDL link

3:17 pm on 2 February 2005

The new editor-in-chief of Fiji's Daily Post newspaper, Mesake Koroi, has rejected any suggestions that his appointment will make the daily biased in favour of the ruling SDL government.

Mr Koroi was previously the police spokesman and more recently in the SDL's media relations unit.

Mr Koroi says there's won't be any bias in the newspaper because as a professional he knows exactly where to draw the line.

He says his political affiliations will be between him and the ballot box.

Mr Koroi says he's been working behind the scenes for sometime to keep the financially ailing paper afloat.

He hopes that with the help of the new majority shareholder, the Belmont Trading Company of Australia, he will be able to do this.