“MIDA Chairman and newspaper editorial policy on Letters to the Editor” 16 July 2014
Newspapers’ policy on Letters to the Editor
Letter to MIDA Chairman (Ashwin Raj) and Letter to Editors (cc’d to The Fiji Times, Fiji Sun, Island Business)
(16 July 2014)
Dear Mr Ashwin Raj and Editors of The Fiji Times and Fiji Sun,
I wrote a letter to the editors on the 4 July (and circulated to you also), requesting the Bainimarama Government to tell us what the ministers’ salaries were from 2010 to 2013, and to explain why they are not releasing the Auditor General’s Reports from 2007 to 2013.
Neither of the newspapers printed that letter, although they have printed other letters praising the Bainimarama Government Ministers for being paid such reasonable salaries for 2014.
Since then, on an FBC program (4 the Record) the program host asked Mr Khaiyum the same questions that Labour Leader Mr Chaudhry has, but Mr Khaiyum beat about the bush and refused to answer.
You will agree that these are important questions that the Bainimarama Government should answer in the public interest, and it is important that the newspapers print my 4 July Letter to the Editor.
Could you request the two newspapers to explain why they are not printing my 4 July Letter to the Editor, and what is their general policy on this matter, which you have previously also asked them.
Professor Wadan Narsey