23 May 2014

Ousted Fiji PM calls for regime pay declaration

11:55 am on 23 May 2014

The ousted Fiji prime minister, Laisenia Qarase, has renewed his call for Rear Admiral Frank Bainimarama to reveal his salary and those of his ministers.

Rear Admiral Bainimarama told Fiji Village his salary will be known once his proposed Fiji First Party is officially registered.

He says then he will also disclose his income, assets and liabilities, in accord with the Political Parties Decree.

Mr Qarase says people also want to know if the ministers are receiving a single salary, or multiple salaries, for those like the Prime Minister and Attorney-General, who cover many portfolios.

The regime leader has accused the Sodelpa party and the United Front for a Democratic Fiji group of distributing flyers in Vanua Levu that allege his salary is over one million US dollars, but the party and the group deny the allegation.