Taken from/By: FBC News Report by: Shanal Sivan
Fiji Labour Party leader Mahendra Chaudhry has applied to quash proceedings against him in the High Court.
Chaudhry is charged with three counts relating to alleged breaches of the Exchange Control Act
It’s alleged between November 2000 and July 2010 Chaudhry kept over one million Australian dollars, without the consent of the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Fiji.
This afternoon in the High Court, his lawyer, Queen’s Counsel Guy Reynolds from Sydney argued that there was no proper consent for Director of Public Prosecutions to institute the proceedings.
Reynolds also says charges against his client were incorrect, as several charges were put in one count.
The matter continues tomorrow before judge Justice Paul Madigan.