Fiji Labour Party says MIDA stopping leaders’ debates

Updated at 7:18 pm on 5 September 2014

The Fiji Labour Party says the Media Industry Development Authority is stopping political leaders’ debates.

The leader of the Labour Party, Mahendra Chaudhry, says the refusal to allow the media to organise its own debate is a ploy to stop a national leaders debate, saying the leader of the Fiji First Party is afraid to face other political leaders in a one-off debate.

Mr Chaudhry says MIDA wants to organise a debate, and doesn’t want the media to do so.

He says MIDA’s action constitutes a direct interference with the running of the news media, and he wants to know what authority MIDA has to stop the media from holding a debate.

MIDA was set up as a media regulator to provide oversight and ensure media outlets conduct themselves in line with a code of ethics and the Media Decree.

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  1. TEMUMU KEPA…NA CAVA O SA BAU CAKAVA VEI KEIMAMI NAI TAUKEI NOMU A MINISTER TU NI VULI….SEGA NI DUA NA KA O BAU CAKAVA ME LAVETA CAKE NA KAWA I TAUKEI…..O IKO QARASE…TAMATA BUTABUTAKO….O BUTAKOCI KEIMAMI NAITAUKEI….O BUTAKOCA NA FIJIAN HOLDOING….SA DUA NA KA NOMU SEGA NI MADUATAKA NAI TOVO LOLOVIRA O CAKAVA VEI KEIMAMI…..KEIMAMI SEGA NI MAI GONE LAILAI SE ME KEIMAMI LIALIA……O KEMUDRAU KEI TEIMUMU KEPA SA OTI NA NOMUDRAU GAUNA…..SA VINAKATI E VITI NA TAMATA CAKACAKA VAKADODONU….KA SEGA NI TAMATA NANUMI KOYA VAKATAKI KOYA…DRAU KUA NI VAKAYAGATAKA NA LOTU SE VANUA SE MO DRAU VAKAYAGATAKI KEIMAMI NAI TAUKEI ME RAWA KINA NA LOMAMUDRAU…..SA OTI NA GAUNA NI VEIVAKALOLOMATAKI….KEIMAMI VINAKATA E DUA NA VITI VOU…SEGA NI VITI MAKAWA ME VAKA O DRAU VIA KAUTI KEIMAMI LESU TIKO KINA…..SA RAUTA NA VEIVAKALOLOMATAKI

  2. The anti SODELPA people in this blog are military personnels. This is a desperate effort on their part to try and win over the SODELPA supports. Sorry their statements lacks any truth are just full of garbage. Go SODELPA.

  3. Their statements shows the gutter mentality they have the as oles, fricken idiots with chicken shits for brains.

  4. Fiji Theft is very afraid of SODELPA and the FLP.

    They know that when they lose, SODELPA and the FLP are going to clean out the Barracks and give Frank and Aiyaz the same justice that they refused to give anyone else.

  5. Tch tch-so Chodo is unhappy Can anyone tell me when , if ever, was he known to be happy? His whole life and political career has been one long whinge. In this he is joined by our regulars Rajend Naidu, dan Urai, Sukha Singh and that faux journalist VictorLal. Chodo is not even happy with his legal wife!
    I am however disappointed in that idiot MIDA chairman Ashwin Raj. He is losing his touch. He has put out a statement which people can actually understand–without long obscure words! Lost your dictionary mate?

  6. You must understand that our great leader Khaiyum is not afraid to debate anyone over anything. The problem is our hyper-intelligent PM: As his intelligence is off the scale, it would not be fair to the opposition candidates to confront them with the PM’s superior mind. Imagine a discussion between our great PM and Chodo! Chodo would certainly not look good in such a confrontation.

  7. bai knows that he will damned if he do and damned if he don’t enter into a debate with any of the other party leaders. If he declines then all will know that he is not fit to be PM and if he does then he will surely lose face and credibility because of he will expose his ineptitude and lies. Any debate will be bai’s the turning point for his trip down south.

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