IN November 2009 Aiyaz Khaiyum tightened his noose around broadcast media in Fiji by promulgating the Regulation of National Spectrum Decree (No. 48 of 2009). The Decree was promulgated by President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau on 13th November 2009. Nailatikau had signed it into law on 12 November, a day after Khaiyum had secretly purchased the internet domain name Fiji First for Frank Bainimarama to use in a general election. As Minister for Public Enterprises and Communication, Khaiyum is not only in charge of the communications sector but also Fiji Broadcasting Corporation Ltd (Radio Fiji). FBCL is managed by his younger brother, Riyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, and this Decree was aimed at helping FBCL to launch its national state run television service on frequencies and infrastructure already installed and used by Fiji Television Company Limited. Aiyaz Khaiyum had seized control of the broadcast media and was helping his brother set up the propaganda TV station because the regime was planning to hold general election in 2010, which it later cancelled, and has now promised to hold in September, with Bainimarama's "Fiji First" party planning to contest, if it is able to obtain the required 5,000 signatures under the Political Parties Decree 2013.
A LAW UNTO HIMSELF: Will Aiyaz Khaiyum subject himself to fine and possible prison term under the Political Parties Decree for his role in the purchase of the Fiji First name? MINISTER FOR ELECTIONS & A-G, AIYAZ SAYED KHAIYUM, HAS VIOLATED HIS OWN POLITICAL PARTIES DECREE NO 4 (2013) BY EXTENDING THE DOMAIN NAME IN JANUARY 2014 & ADDING THE E-MAIL ADDRESS AS FIJIFIRST2014@GMAIL.COM WHEN THE PROPOSED FIJIFIRST PARTY IS YET TO BE REGISTERED & APPROVED!
See Victor Lal on FBC Loan Scam: http://www.coupfourandahalf.com/2012/07/khaiyums-22million-bank-loan-to-set-up.html