30 Mar 2005

Former Fiji minister's fraud case goes to High Court

8:17 pm on 30 March 2005

A former Fiji government minister charged with attempting to defraud the state and obtaining money under false pretences will have his case heard in the High Court.

George Shiu Raj resigned as the minister for multi-ethnic affairs late last year after police laid the charges.

They relate to Shiu Raj travelling overseas by economy class when the state paid for business class travel and pocketing the difference.

The trial of the former chief executive of the labour ministry, Brian Singh, on similar charges will also be heard in the High Court.

Brian Singh was dismissed from his job late last year when the charges were laid.

Both accused have been released on bail until they appear in court on April the 26th