16 Sep 2011

Former Fiji minister Zinck seeks asylum in Australia

4:26 am on 16 September 2011

A former Fiji government minister is seeking asylum in Australia.

Kenneth Zinck has told the ABC that his safety in Fiji can no longer be guaranteed.

Mr Zinck became a minister in 2001 but lost his seat in the 2006 election - seven months before the military coup.

He claims he has been repeatedly physically abused by Fiji's military.