6 Jun 2018

Fiji's Rabuka pleads not guilty

11:43 am on 6 June 2018

The leader of Fiji's largest opposition party, Sitiveni Rabuka, has pleaded not guilty to charges brought by Fiji's anti corruption authorities.

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Sitiveni Rabuka Photo: AFP

FBC News reports the SODELPA leader appeared in the Suva Magistrates Court this morning.

Mr Rabuka, who is a former prime minister and coup leader, has been charged by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption with one count of providing a false declaration of his assets, income and liabilities.

The charges were brought under Section 24 of the Political Parties Registration, Conduct, Funding and Disclosures Act of 2013.

FBC News reports Mr Rabuka is alleged to have failed to provide information about his tax liabilities amounting to more than $US219,000.