25 Apr 2006

Chaudhry rules out son as Attorney General should Labour win Fiji election

7:45 pm on 25 April 2006

The Fiji Labour Party leader, Mahendra Chaudhry, says his son Rajendra will not be appointed attorney general should the party win the general election next and form the government.

Rajendra Chaudhry, a newly qualified lawyer who has been in practice only for about six months, was appointed his father's private secretary when Mahendra Chaudhry became prime minister in 1999.

Mahendra Chaudhry has told a talk back show on told Radio Legend Fijian language sister station that his son is not qualified to take up the position of attorney general.

He says Rajendra needs to practise more and needs to gain a thorough knowledge of law before he can be even considered for such a position.