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Fiji media chairman to appear in court

January 24, 2015

Raj: Harassed media and regime critics on standards but now appearing in court

Media Industry Development Authority Chairman and failed PHD student Ashwin Raj, who is hanging to the coattails of Frank Bainimarama and Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum for his personal advancement, has been charged by police for annoyance.

A statement by the Commissioner of Police confirms the charge but police have not issued details of the incident. We have, however, established the charge arises out of Raj’s use of abusive language towards a lawyer from he had recently bought a house from.

The 21 Kikau Street property in Samabula belonged to Joshika Samujh, a lawyer formerly with the Consumer Council and now employed as a Legal Tribunal with the Ministry of Labour and Industrial Relations.
Raj bought the two-flat house from Samujh – with the apparent understanding her mother would rent one of the flats.
At 6pm on Monday this week, Samujh came to visit her mother and was apparently confronted for no reason by an irate Raj who started using abusive language.
Samujh reported the matter to the nearby Samabula Police Station. At the police station, Raj directed his abuse at both Samujh and police officers handing the case. He was then locked up in a cell for 2 hours.
Raj was later charged with annoying person, bailed and will appear in the Suva Magistrates Court on 13th February.

Bloggers will recall that Raj has been a real asshole towards media and critics pontificating about standards and values while defending the hypocrisy of the Bainimarama regime – many will no doubt be following his fate with interest.

Listen to the Fiji Police Commissioner speak about this on Radio Australia 

source – c4.5; posted by rusi varani for swm
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