29 Oct 2015

Fiji AG cleared of false declaration

10:18 am on 29 October 2015

The Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption has confirmed the country's Attorney General has been cleared of allegations of making a false declaration of his assets.

Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, Fiji's Attorney-General

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

A media spokesperson, Ashneel Singh, says FICAC does not divulge the detailed outcomes of investigations.

He says a formal response on the outcome of the investigation was forwarded to the Supervisor of Elections and Leader of the Opposition.

FICAC received an official complaint from the opposition, alleging Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum grossly undervalued one of his property assets in his declaration this year.

FICAC had made no public statement on the matter but a letter from its deputy commissioner was uploaded to the FijiLeaks website.

The letter said Mr Sayed Khaiyum had no case to answer.

Last Friday, Mr Sayed-Khaiyum held a news conference and announced he had been cleared.

When approached for official comment, FICAC originally referred Radio New Zealand International to Mr Sayed Khaiyum's public comments but has now confirmed its decision.

Mr Singh says the Commission doesn't speak publicly on investigations that don't lead to charges, so as not to cause unwarranted speculation.