Biman Prasad faces party donation probe

Fiji’s Elections Office claims National Federation Party Leader Professor Biman Prasad donated more to his party than he should, and have referred him to authorities to be investigated.

In a statement, FEO said Professor Biman made “donations… to the National Federation Party in the years 2016 and 2017 which exceed the maximum amount allowed by law for any person in a year.”

The total donations ascertained so far amount to $28,252, which the FEO said is prohibited under Section 22(2) of the Political Parties (Registration, Conduct, Funding and Disclosures) Act 2013.

The section stipulates that a person can only donate up to $10,000 a year to a registered political party.

 “Under the law, FICAC has the independent jurisdiction to determine and investigate probable offences referred to it under section 18 by the Supervisor of Elections as Registrar of Political Parties,” the statement read.

When contacted, Professor Biman said he would issue a statement.

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