19 Jan 2015

Fiji's MIDA chair charged with annoyance

8:54 am on 19 January 2015

Reports from Fiji say the chairman of Fiji's media regulator Ashwin Raj is to appear in court on a charge of annoyance.

This has been confirmed by the Police Commissioner Ben Groenewald following reports Mr Raj had been detained and charged.

Mr Raj, who heads Fiji's Media Industry Development Authority, earlier described reports of the charge as malicious allegations.

The Fiji Times reports neither Mr Raj nor Mr Groenewald would give details of what led to the charge.

The commissioner said Mr Raj had also made an official complaint against him and he says that matter has been referred to the Internal Affairs Department for investigation.