From Shazzer & Grubby
This is the corrupt and shameful side of Fiji's so called "Free and Fair elections" being promoted by NZ's Foreign Minister, McCully.
Professor Wadan Narsey highlights this Hypocrisy.
The Fiji Times (11 May 2014) reports Mr Felix Anthony (Leader of the PDP) objecting to the Political Parties’ Registration Decree which classifies trade unionists as public officers. Mr Anthony is surely quite correct in pointing out that trade unionists are not paid from the public purse, and that they are responsible only to their members who have the ultimate right to determine the course that the organization and their CEO takes.
The Fiji Times also reports that the Elections Minister (Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum) is claiming that the Decree was put in place to ensure that unionists did not misuse members’ funds, that trade unions have “enormous conflicts of interest when unionists are also politicians”, and that “in the past many trade unionists have used members’ funds for political advancement”.
If Mr Khaiyum’s logic is correct, that it is the height of hypocrisy that he refuses to apply the same logic to himself and his Prime Minister, both of whom their Constitution refuses to label as “public officers” even though…..
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