Rumours are false says AG
05:34 TodayTaken from/By: Report by: Edwin Nand
The Government has refuted allegations, and malicious misinformation about the registration requirements, for all i-Taukei Fijians. Some political parties and commentators on the social media claim there have been changes. One of these changes is the Registrar-General is no longer allowing the registration of mataqali, yavusa, koro and tikina of all i-Taukei Fijians. Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says these allegation or rumour are completely false and malicious. He says the registration of births and marriages has always been done under the Birth, Deaths and Marriages Act and it has never changed. Sayed-Khaiyum also refutes allegations that a person can’t add the hereditary title of Ratu or Adi, saying any i-Taukei person can register their children in this manner. He adds the Registrar-General is duty bound under the Act to record hereditary titles and other relevant information – and will continue to do so.