6 Jun 2013

Fiji regime says parties not monitored

3:49 pm on 6 June 2013

Fiji's Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has told Fijilive that government is not monitoring any political party's activities.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum says if police officers are monitoring political activities, they do so like any other voters attending meetings.

All parties were made to re-register this year on the regime's terms, and four have done so.

The regime leader, Commodore Frank Bainimamara, expected to add a fifth one after announcing his candidacy as well as his expectation that he will win next year's election.

Parties have until tomorrow to declare their members' assets and liabilities, as well as those of their spouses and children.

Parties have queried if adult children will have to have their details declared and gazetted, but the Registrar of Political Parties has declined to define the meaning of a child under the country's political parties decree.