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Hon Tabuya should retract her statement and issue an apology to the Fijian people: Attorney General

Attorney General Aiyaz Saiyed Khaiyum says that, Hon Tabuya should retract her statement and issue an apology to the Fijian people for her feeble attempt at sparking economic uncertainty and trying to undermine the unprecedented nine years of growth of the Fijian economy.

“Nobody’s 15 seconds of television fame should come at the expense of our fellow Fijians.”

“There has been a significant flow of misinformation on Fiji’s bank liquidity situation, and the record needs to be corrected,” he added.

The bottom line is that Fiji’s liquidity position is more than able to support the continued growth of the Fijian economy.

Honourable Lynda Tabuya recently made some flagrantly false public statements on the issue, falsely claiming that liquidity rates in Fiji are low.

“This may be particularly confusing, as in recent years members of her own party have taken the opposite stance; the former shadow Minister of Economy actually complained when bank liquidity was too high.”

Read more about this story here: There is no impending threat to the Fijian economy says AG after Lynda Tabuya Spreads Misinformation

“We need to cut to the truth, instead of spreading misinformation for political gain at the cost of damaging confidence in our economy. Showboating is to be expected in politics, but intentionally spooking the markets, including banks, investors, our development partners and ordinary Fijians, for your own political gain. Casually throwing around words like “crisis” when none exists –– and in fact, the opposite is true –– is hugely irresponsible, and a disservice to all Fijians.”

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