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FBC and its CEO given 14 days to file amended claims

July 2, 2018 1:08 am

The Fiji Broadcasting Corporation and its chief executive Riyaz Sayed-Khaiyum who are suing the Fiji Labour Party for online defamation have been given 14 days to file an amended statement of claims.

During the last court sitting FBC Lawyer, Emmanuel Narayan had informed the court that Sayed-Khaiyum wishes to amend his claims due to the Labour Party making further defamatory claims on their Facebook page.

FLP Lawyer Dharmendra Kumar did not object to the amendments however, he had told the court that cost must be paid.

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This morning the High Court ordered FBC that $750 needs to be paid.

In the Facebook post, FLP claimed that FBC was unable to service its loan of about $21million and that the chief executive of FBC had to turn to Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum” to “take him out of this mess and the taxpayers got butchered in the process as an easy way was found to settle the matter.

The statement of claims filed by FBC lawyer says the post was designed and engineered to cause damage to the plaintiffs.

The matter has been adjourned to August 9th.

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