FICAC searches CCF office for documents
18:59 TodayCCF Office in SuvaTaken from/By: FBC News Report by: Ritika Pratap
The Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption Office has executed a search warrant at the office of the Citizen’s Constitutional Forum in Suva. It is believed the search was made after CCF held a public conversation at USP on a research document on “Discussion Paper on Free and Fair Elections” last month. In a statement last week, Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem asked the CCF to recall its publication as well as to take down a live feed of the same paper from the website. CCF chief executive Reverend Akuila Yabaki says they have brought down the discussion and the video of the entire conversation event from its website upon the directive of the Supervisor
. He says CCF has displayed full compliance and disclosure with FICAC’s investigation regarding the first event of the Public Conversation Series. Meanwhile Yabaki has also condemned the allegations made by the Supervisor that the Forum breached the Electoral Decree 2014 by publishing a research paper on international benchmarks of free and fair elections and holding a public conversation on the same paper. Yabaki also claims that attempts to have a meeting with the Supervisor of Elections have been unsuccessful. He says CCF has also postponed its conversation event on Separation of Powers, Bill of Rights and Transition Process until future notice.