6 Apr 2012

Fiji Labour Party rejects AG's flood relief comments

11:35 am on 6 April 2012

The Fiji Labour Party has rejected claims by the interim attorney-general that it has been trying to score political point over flood relief problems.

The Party says Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum should get off his high horse and listen to the number of complaints that are being aired on radios daily from people who claim they have been herded into centres without food, water or emergency medical supplies.

This comes after he said that exaggerating flood reports would hamper the relief efforts.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum told FBC News that media organisations should report the facts and not sensationalise or pander to overseas interests or a particular point of view.

The Labour leader, Mahendra Chaudhry, says it is the government's responsibility to ensure that evacuation centres are adequately stocked with emergency food, water and medical supplies to cater for victims of natural disasters.