1 Apr 2008

Fiji regime mum on claims it acted on hacked emails

5:08 pm on 1 April 2008

Fiji's interim government is still not replying to claims that it has acted on hacked emails.

The information is alleged to have been used to back accusations made against both the Fiji Sun and the Fiji Times.

The Fiji Times has run several reports that allege the material used against both papers was in fact taken from private emails.

The Deputy Editor of the Fiji Times, Akanisi Taumoepeau, says there has been no official interest in investigating what could be illegally obtained material:

"There has been absolutely no interest at all, we did put it to Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, he came back firing at the Fiji Times and so far no one in government picked it up to investigate to look at the fact that the information they used that resulted in the deportation of Russell Hunter, that also resulted in the summoning of Evan Hannah to an interview with the AG was stolen, was hacked out, of law firm here in Suva."

The Deputy Editor of the Fiji Times, Akanisi Taumoepeau

The interim Attorney-General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, says he will not discuss what he called, unsubstantiated claims.