18 May 2012

Fiji chief justice Sir Moti Tikaram dies

4:58 pm on 18 May 2012

The former Fiji chief justice and the country's first ombudsman, Sir Moti Tikaram, has died in Suva.

Sir Moti, who was also a soccer administrator, served on Fiji's Supreme Court before becoming chief justice.

The Fiji Broadcasting Corporation reports that as chief justice he was the first to allow television cameras into the Supreme Court.

He was also the first local to be appointed to that court.