Rumours are false says AG

August 10, 2014 5:34 pm

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.

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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.