War of Words Erupts Be­tween A-G, Bi­man

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At­tor­ney-Gen­eral Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum and Na­tional Fed­er­a­tion Party leader Bi­man Prasad yes­ter­day en­gaged in one of their fiercest ex­changes so far out­side of Par­lia­ment. Mr Sayed-Khaiyum, up­set by NFP’s pro­vi­sional can­di­date Feroz Mo­hammed’s con­tin­u­ing com­ments on­line on reli­gion and against him, sent an email to Mr Prasad. He said: “What are you go­ing to do about his big­otry, which I brought to your at­ten­tion pre­vi­ously, as a mat­ter cour­tesy, af­ter one of our Par­lia­men­tary sit­tings?

“It is ap­par­ent you didn’t do any­thing the first time and your pro­vi­sional can­di­date has con­tin­ued down this big­oted path with im­punity. Ob­vi­ously be­cause of the lack of prin­ci­pled lead­er­ship and guardian­ship.” Mr Prasad said he would re­ply through the me­dia be­cause the A-G had copied his mail to them. He could not be reached to com­ment.

Mean­while, it is un­der­stood that Mr Mo­hammed has been dis­qual­i­fied on the same grounds as the dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion of Fi­jiFirst pro­vi­sional can­di­date Naziah Ali. Ms Ali was dis­qual­i­fied be­cause she was out of the coun­try for six months in two years. Mr Mo­hammed’s fate could not be con­firmed last night.

His con­tin­u­ing deroga­tory re­marks on so­cial me­dia prompted Mr Sayed-Khaiyum to write to Mr Prasad.

At­tor­ney-Gen­eral Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.

Na­tional Fed­er­a­tion Party leader Bi­man Prasad.

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