Monday, September 17, 2007

FICAC's leash shortened

Finally, some sense seems to have been knocked into the heads of the IG supremos regarding their attack dog, FICAC.

FICAC as we all know has been very prominent in the news ever since its formation leading full scale military type raids into FDB and FHL, confiscating files form PWD and also being involved in the investigation of the murder of a Nadi business man.

Loyal Fijian has on numerous occasions in our previous posts questioned the rationale for the FICAC to be involved in criminal investigations.I mean, they are having a hard enough time bringing any corruption charges against anyone after such a beat up about 370 FILES OF ALLEGATIONS OF CORRUPTION etc etc.

We have a Police Force and  a judiciary (whose Independence is increasingly coming under question) to deal with investigation and prosecution of criminal matters.

FICAC has no business being involved in such matters .

It came as a bit of a relief that the Attorney General has announced that FICAC will (in theory) no longer poke its nose where it doesn't belong.

Interim-Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said several amendments had been made to the FICAC promulgation which was passed by Cabinet last Tuesday.

This means that FICAC's focus will be on systematic and institutional corruption, or so we are told.

The Fijian nation is waiting for all the talk and speculation to be  followed up by  real evidence of corruption .


Anonymous said...

You must like corruption. Or doing a Qarase who said," Corrruption will only be eradicated in the second coming of Christ".

LoyalFijian said...

Independent and balanced.

Thats who we are.