11 Jan 2010

Council staff investigated in Fiji for alleged anti government activities

12:26 pm on 11 January 2010

About 20 Suva City Council staff workers in Fiji have been told to stay home pending investigations into their alleged anti-government activities.

The Ministry of Local Government's acting permanent secretary, Maraia Ubitau, was said to be not aware of the incident.

But the Fiji Times reports that a team of men in civilian clothes entered the council offices on Friday to serve the administration with a list of names of staff with alleged anti-government leanings.

The men are said to have taken computers and documents as part of the investigation.

The paper reports that the suspended workers are alleged to have been contributing to anti-government blog sites.