Friday, December 31, 2010

[ABC Radio Australia News, 29 December 2010] - The Fiji Government will soon file a complaint against New Zealand media organizations for earlier reporting the rumoured 'death' of Fiji's interim Prime Minister Commodore Frank Bainimarama.

Rumours of the Commodore's death was aired via certain New Zealand media outlets while he was visiting China for a trade mission in late November.

Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has told FijiLive that a complaint will be lodged with the New Zealand Media Council soon.

Commodore Banimarama says the reports of his death had been invented in New Zealand, which has imposed travel sanctions barring him from visiting to seek medical attention for a heart condition.

A number of social websites were also reporting on his rumoured death in China from a heart attack

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