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PM pays tribute to Sir Moti

May 20, 2012 7:36 pm

rime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama paid tribute to Sir Moti Tikaram following his passing this week.

The former High court judge, passed away last week in Suva, was the first local to be appointed as a magistrate in 1959.

Paying tribute on Sir Moti’s passing, Bainimarama says the nation would remember Sir Moti’s contribution to the legal sector in the country.

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He says Sir Moti’s death leaves behind a legacy of fulfilment to Fiji’s legal history as well as witness to the developments in Fiji’s legal sector.

Despite retiring from the legal profession, Sir Moti always found time to contribute to various organisations including the Fiji Football Association and the Fiji Chess Federation.

Meanwhile the last rites for Former Chief Justice Sir Moti Tikaram will be held today at the Vodafone Arena.

Family members have confirmed the service will begin at 10.30am followed by cremation at the Vatuwaqa Cemetery at 1pm.

The service was to be held at the Suva Civic Centre but has been moved to the Vodafone Arena.

The late Sir Moti was a judge of the Supreme Court, Fiji’s first Ombudsman and was also a respected member of the international legal fraternity.

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