22 Jan 2015

Fiji PM dismisses Fiji TV complaints

4:53 pm on 22 January 2015

The Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has dismissed the concerns of sacked Fiji TV executives who sent a complaint alleging the Attorney-General broke laws and violated the constitution.

Text message from Fiji Attorney-General released by sacked Fiji TV execuctives

Text message from Fiji Attorney-General released by sacked Fiji TV execuctives Photo: supplied

The complaint relates to last year's row over Rugby Sevens rights and says Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum misled parliament and should be held accountable.

The Prime Minister's Office sent out a written statement that was to be delivered at the opening of a local health facility.

The statement says Mr Bainmarama is disappointed that while his government works hard to deliver services the opposition is obsessed with scoring cheap political points as they kick up a fuss over Fiji TV.

He says all he cares about is that every Fijian with access to a television was able to watch the rugby for free and will continue to be able to watch the national team.

The Prime Minister says he makes no apology for doing everything humanly possible to make sure that happened.