We will only file cases on allegations that are not true: AG
07:05 Tue Mar 13, 2018
Taken from/By: FBC News
Report by: Aliki Bia
The FijiFirst Government will file proceedings against any person if there is no merit on allegations made on social media.
Acting Prime Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum confirmed this to FBC News after he and the Prime Minister sued two prominent politicians for defamation.
Their lawyer Devanesh Sharma filed papers against Fiji Labour Party Parliamentary leader Aman Ravindra Singh and SODELPA MP Ratu Isoa Tikoca.
Sayed-Khaiyum says there are legal mechanisms to follow to seek any redress.
“Well you know, you don’t file these kinds of actions, obviously we need to look at the legal position if we believe there is any merit in it than of course will use the legal mechanism to seek the redress.”
Meanwhile, in the first case, Singh had posted an unsubstantiated article titled Regime Dirty Politics on his Facebook page claiming Bainimarama and Sayed-Khaiyum had orchestrated temple break-ins.
In the second case, Sayed-Khaiyum is suing Tikoca for comments he made during an interview with a Sydney community radio station earlier this year which was posted on a Facebook page – Fiji Exposed Forum.
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