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“Khaiyum on Anthony not understanding basic law” Letter to Editor (The Fiji Times, Fiji Sun, Island Business, sent 3 July 2014)

03/07/2014

“Khaiyum on Anthony not understanding basic law in simple English”  Letter to Editor (The Fiji Times, Fiji Sun, Island Business, sent 3 July 2014)

Dear Sir

Fiji Sun (3rd July 2014) carries a hilarious story by Rosi Doviverata in which Mr Aiyaz Khaiyum (Attorney General for the Bainimarama Government) is reported as ridiculing the leader of the PDP (Mr Felix Anthony) for not understanding a “very basic piece of law…  written in very plain English” that even journalists were able to understand and explain to Anthony.

When the public have stopped laughing at a line straight out of Animal Farm, they might like to ask Mr Khaiyum whether he (as a qualified lawyer) and Brig Gen.(ret)  Bainimarama (former Military Commander sworn in allegiance to the government of the day) fully understood what the “basic law was saying in plain English” when the 2009 Court of Appeal judgment declared the Bainimarama Government to be illegal and ordered them to hand over to a civilian government.

Professor Wadan Narsey

 

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