Fiji's prime minister and attorney general have filed lawsuits in the High Court, accusing a politician and a prominent lawyer of defamation.
The Fiji Sun reported that Frank Bainimarama and Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum had filed lawsuits against Sodelpa MP Ratu Isoa Tikoca and lawyer, Aman Ravindra-Singh, who had just become one of the leaders of the Labour Party.
In the first case, the lawsuit accused Mr Ravindra-Singh of posting an unsubstantiated article on his Facebook page with the title "Regime Dirty Politics," that accused the ministers of orchestrating a temple break-in.
In the second, Ratu Isoa, is being sued for comments he made in an interview with a Sydney community radio station, in which he accused Mr Sayed-Khaiyum of abusing his powers and engaging in criminal activities.
The Fiji Sun said more lawsuits are likely to be filed in the coming days.