FICAC raids Fiji National University HQ at Nasinu (from 10am-10pm) and carts away documents for alleged misuse of public funds; FICAC's investigation on FNU Vice Chancellor & other scams coming soon
Fijileaks Reader Comment:
Calling by wrong name has just posted a comment on your blog post, FICAC: 'We did not RAID FNU Nasinu HQ but Investigating" - Locking out staff for 12 hours, searching offices, taking computers, and documents is not called a raid, ah?:
FICAC people can get confused about the right name. A gentleman wrote to the Fiji Times today to let a lady from FICAC know that she had got his name wrong in a letter she had written to defend FICAC against his criticism.
I hope FICAC has a dictionary to help its officials with the meaning of the word RAID.
Letters to the Editor, Fiji Times, 13 November 2014:
THANK you Nandini Vandhana of FICAC (FT 12/10) for the reply to my letter which is much appreciated.
However, just a correction, my surname is not Sharma but Mishra. A simple mistake like this can put some one in hot soup or throw the case out of court.
Since you people are so concerned about corruption in the country and doing everything to get rid of it, I hope you have read the Auditor-General's report and are prepared to take action on people who have misused millions of taxpayers money in the last eight years.
Hope you people will also investigate the jobs given to people or companies without being advertised or tenders called for.
NARDEO MISHRA, Suva
EXCERPT FROM FICAC INVESTIGATION INTO FIJI NATIONAL UNIVERSITY AND VICE-CHANCELLOR
Inmates at the Fiji Corrections Service (FCS) will now be able to receive academic training in the areas of professional development programmes, student attachment and research at the Fiji National University. This has been made possible through a partnership between the Fiji National University (FNU) and Fiji Corrections Service (FCS). FCS Commissioner, Lieutenant Colonel Ifereimi Vasu said the partnership will assist youth at the corrections centres to find work after being released from prison. Lt Col. Vasu said it was hard for the inmates to find jobs and there was no support from their families. “I understand if we can support them in terms of education, they will help the nation,” he said. He said he wanted the programmes to be tailor made to the demands of the labour market. FNU Vice Chancellor, Dr Ganesh Chand said the idea of an MOU between the two entities was mooted in 2008. “We have been discussing with the FCS on ways and means in which we as an educational institution can assist the services and particularly the inmates, on giving them appropriate skills for their after-prison life,” he said. Source: Fijilive, 13 November 2014