8 Jan 2015

Former Fiji TV exec slams AG

2:30 pm on 8 January 2015

The sacked Fiji TV executive Tanya Waqanika says the Attorney General and Minister of Communications Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum should step down.

The former Fiji TV Content Manager Tanya Waqanika.

The former Fiji TV Content Manager Tanya Waqanika. Photo: Fiji TV

She says he should also be censured by the Law Society.

Ms Waqanika made the calls at a press conference in Suva yesterday with the former CEO Tevita Gonelevu who was also sacked last month.

They presented a time line of events leading to their dismissal in the wake of a battle over the sharing of World Rugby TV rights with rival FBC TV.

Mr Gonelevu and Ms Waqanika have also called for a Commission of Inquiry into the conduct of two board members and Mr Sayed-Khaiyum.

"You cannot be the Minister of Communications and make decisions which are favourable to FBC, knowing full well that what you've done is unethical, unlawful, to favour FBC which is headed by your brother. That's just not right."

Ms Waqanika says the Attorney General has been preaching about transparency and good governance but can't follow his own words.

Ms Waqanika, who is a former Fiji Law Society board member, says the Law Society should take action and remove the Attorney-General's law practising certificate.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum has not responded to a request for comment.

Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, Fiji's Attorney-General

Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, Fiji's Attorney-General Photo: RNZ / Republika

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