21 Nov 2011

Fiji regime considers legal action against OFC head

8:04 am on 21 November 2011

The Fiji interim government is looking at its legal options to charge the General Secretary of the Oceanic Football Confederation, Tai Nicholas, with contempt should he set foot in Fiji.

Fiji Live online says the interim Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum made the announcement at a press conference in Suva.

This comes after the Fiji Times was taken to court by the Attorney General's office for printing comments by Mr Nicholas which was deemed to be derogatory.

The newspaper printed the story despite being censored by the interim government.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum says Mr Nicholas had made offending remarks about the country's judiciary system and as a result, the Fiji interim government was looking to have him joined to contempt proceedings against the Fiji Times.

He says the government had heard in Media reports that Mr Nicholas would be travelling to Fiji under the auspices of the Fiji Football Association.