24 Apr 2014

Investigation against Bainimarama ongoing - Fiji police

7:29 pm on 24 April 2014

The Fiji police say they are still investigating two complaints made against the Prime Minister, Rear Admiral Frank Bainimarama, for being in breach of laws pertaining to the election promised for September.

The complaints were lodged by Mick Beddoes of the United Front for a Democratic Fiji.

Jamie Tahana reports.

"The first complaint, that Rear Admiral Bainimarama is campaigning without having his party registered, in breach of the Political Parties Decree, was lodged three weeks ago. The second complaint, that he is displaying Fiji's coat of arms on his campaign bus in contravention of the Coat of Arms of Fiji Act, was lodged 10 days ago. If convicted, Rear Admiral Bainimarama could face up to 10 years in jail. The police have said they cannot give a timeframe on how long the investigations will take."