12 Oct 2011

Air Pacific details cyber crime allegations as suspect is in Fiji jail

4:11 pm on 12 October 2011

Fiji's national airline, Air Pacific, has outlined the nature of sensitive documents at the heart of a court case involving a suspended employee and union official Shalend Scott.

Mr Scott has been charged with unlawful access to documents and is being held in prison in Suva.

Despite his case now being before the courts, Air Pacific today released a company statement detailing which documents have gone missing.

A company spokesperson says out of respect for the employee involved and out of respect for the judicial process it would not comment further.

Air Pacific has been accused of paying a New York law firm to draft Fiji's controversial Essential National Industries decree.

A spokesperson says the employee's suspension is unrelated to the Decree.

The company has not denied assisting the interim government with the Decree and says such help with legislation is common practice in Fiji and other countries.