Chaudhry still rules

Nasik Swami
Friday, May 23, 2014

MAHENDRA Chaudhry remains the leader of the Fiji Labour Party.

This was confirmed by party assistant general secretary Kini Marawai in an interview yesterday.

“Party leader Mahendra Chaudhry remains the FLP leader even though his stay application recently in the High Court was unsuccessful,” Mr Marawai said.

Mr Marawai also confirmed that Chaudhry had appealed to the Fiji Court of Appeal.

“To speculate otherwise as for him to stand down and relinquish the helm of FLP is rather mischievous and neither here nor there,” he said.

Judge Justice Paul Madigan refused two applications made by the lawyer of the former prime minister on Tuesday.

Chaudhry’s lawyer Anand Singh submitted a stay application on sentence pending appeal and another application on a suspended sentence.

Mr Singh relied on Section 3 (3) of the Exchange Control Act which he told the court his client had the right to have the sentence stayed until the appeal was heard.

Justice Madigan said the paragraph Mr Singh referred to was not appropriate for the stay application. “In any event, the terms of paragraph 3 (3) are general appeal provisions relating to any matter going to appeal,” Justice Madigan said.

“It is very difficult to see, even if the section were applicable, how they would imply a right to have any sentence stayed until the appeal is determined. It is not an automatic right.”

Justice Madigan said to heavily rely on the section of the ECA was “misconceived and the submission that it implies a right to stay of sentence pending appeal is unexplained and without merit”.


7 thoughts on “

  1. Chaudhry is such an amateur when it comes to money matters. I have hidden more than 50 million in overseas accounts for the Honourable Khaiyum and his RFMF friends and nobody will ever find them.

  2. MPC haw can we say this nicely…..piss off. FLP should change their name to the MPC party.

  3. Why won’t MPC still be party leader? After all he owns the party. It is a party to make money for him and his family.

  4. Watch this powerful youtube video of the most shocking abuse of a Bangladeshi worker in Saudi Arabia. It will leave you shaken. It exposes the inhumane nature of Arabs and their religion. Serve the bangladeshi’s and pakistanis right.They have no dignity and suffer from inferiority complex. They adopted Arab religion, and copy arab names and dress In return, Arabs treat them like dogs, spit on them and make them kiss their feet – literary as you will see in this video. Bangladeshis and pakistanis deny their Indian heritage. They prefer to be owned by the Arabs. They see Arabs as their masters. For them cleaning the shit of Arabs is an honor. That’s how demeaning these sub-continent muslims are. The most shameful thing in the world is to deny your heritage. Indo-Fijian muslims too fancy themselves as Arabs.

  5. A stay application in a criminal sentencing??? MPC should have got a real lawyer. It would be en exceptional case where such an application succeeded. I hope he didn’t pay for that application. It had no prospects at any stage.

    Imagine a rapist or murderer applying for a stay of sentencing. Why? cos I really wanna be a politician again. I suppose he will blame Madigan and the courts. No jurisdiction would entertain that application. Even a corrupted judiciary with a corrupted judge.

    Madigan probably didn’t even need to get Gates’ permission to make that decision!!!!!!

  6. Absolute power corrupts

    Absolute paisa corrupts

    Absolute millions makes you not to relinquish power.

    But dont worry. This bastard will rot in Jail, soon

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