Fiji Times accused of misquoting A-G on civil service reform

The Ministry of Communications has called for a correction to an article it says misreported quotes made by the Attorney-General during a talanoa session in Tailevu.

Staff Writers

August 9, 2017 5:53 pm

The Attorney-General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum during a visit to Naivicula Village in Tailevu last week.

The Acting Permanent Secretary for Communications, Sharvada Sharma was irked by an article in Wednesday’s Fiji Times on the performance of civil servants in rural areas.

Fiji Times Editor, Fred Wesley, confirmed to Newswire that he has received the letter and will take the appropriate action.

This story was published by the newspaper Fiji Times on August 09, 2017. The article caught the ire of the Ministry for Communication.
This story was published by Fiji Times on August 09, 2017. The Ministry of Communications was not pleased with the article.

In a letter to Wesley, Sharma asked for a correction to be made to the story.

“The Fiji Times coverage of the Attorney-General’s comments represents another unfortunate example of sensationalised reporting that dispenses with the facts in favour of a misleading headline and incorrect content within the article.”

Sharma said that this was not the first time the AG had been misquoted, and that “represents a serious disservice to the public”.

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