27 May 2013

Fiji's National Federation Party on track to declare by deadline

5:10 am on 27 May 2013

Fiji's National Federation Party says it will be able to declare all its assets and liabilities by the deadline imposed by the regime's political parties decree.

Under the decree, the country's three registered parties have two weeks to declare their assets and liabilities, as well as those of their spouses and children to the Registrar of Political parties.

The President, Raman Singh says his party will oblige with the decree, but the its conditions are difficult to interpret.

He says the decree makes no mention of what a child is, so after taking legal advice, the party won't submit the details of adult children who aren't in the care of party members or executives.

"Oh yeah there'll be a big problem because children are independent and they might revolt, they might decide not to disclose. We have taken interpretation on legal advice and will abide by that."

The National Federation Party President, Raman Singh.

Yesterday, the Sodelpa party said it would be making a submission for government to amend the decree to define what a child is.