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Ministers under probe will continue in their roles: PM

Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka says Ministers who are currently investigated by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption will not be stood down and will continue in their roles.

Complaints against these Ministers were filed with the Fijian Elections Office and referred to FICAC for investigation.

Speaking to FijiLive, Rabuka said he has not been updated on the investigations by FICAC and the Government will allow the investigation to proceed while the Ministers continue to perform in their roles because the presumption of innocence is part of the law in Fiji.

Calls have been made by Leader of the Opposition, Inia Seruiratu for the Ministers to step aside and he said the buck stops with the Prime Minister who is the Leader of the Coalition Government.

The same sentiments have also been raised by former Prime Minister Mahendra Chaudhry calling on the Ministers to be stood down until investigations are complete ensuring no interference.

Rabuka said there is no justification for this and the Ministers can voluntarily stand down if they want to.

Ilaitia Ravuwai
Ilaitia Ravuwai
Journalist | news@fijilive.com

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