23 Oct 2015

Fiji opposition restates complaint about AG

5:08 pm on 23 October 2015

Fiji's opposition leader says her complaint against the attorney general over his property declaration last year is about upholding the honesty and integrity of the government.

Ro Teimumu Kepa says Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum grossly undervalued a property in a signed statutory declaration earlier this year by at least 20,000 dollars.

Fiji's Opposition leader Ro Teimumu Kepa.

Fiji's Opposition leader Ro Teimumu Kepa. Photo: RNZI / Sally Round

The opposition has laid complaints with the police, the Supervisor of Elections and the Independent Commission Against Corruption.

Ro Teimumu says she doesn't know what advantage lowering the value would give Mr Sayed-Khaiyum, but she says the case is about maintaining his honesty.

"Under the decree, we have to be truthful about whatever assets we have that we are declaring. So I would have thought that he would have been the most honest of us all in terms of whatever he does, but in this particular case it's about the declaration of assets."

Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has not responded to requests for comment.

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Photo: RNZI Sally Round