The NFP's accountants who audited the party's accounts are Certified Practising Accountants (CPA Australia) but not members of CPP; what about the Government Whip Sudhakar and error riddled Companies Bill?
"I can certainly say that this draconian circumstances under which we operate has never, ever existed in the history of Fiji until this latest
Fijileaks: The NFP auditors are members of FIA but they don't have the public practice certificate from FIA; Meanwhile, shouldn't the wannabe Ba lawyer and Government Whip Ashneel Sudhakar be reprimanded or even sacked for presiding over the hastily passed Companies Act which contains over 300+ ERRORS - now two local lawyers have been drafted in to clean up the legal mess left behind by Sudhakar- 'Mr Mortein' - not to mention the thousands of dollars to be paid to the two lawyers!
As Aiyaz Khaiyum's nephew and Registrar of Political Parties Mohammed Saneem hastily reports National Federation Party to FICAC for investigation, it has emerged that the NFP's accountants at the centre of political storm are Certified Practising Accountants, Australia. In 2013, after the NFP was registered under Khaiyum's Political Parties Decree, APNR Accountants (Suite 1A, FHL Properties, 41 Gladstone Rd, Suva) submitted the audited accounts for 2013 on behalf of the party and it did the same for 2014. Saneem (aka Uncle Khaiyum) did not complain then. Now they have lumped 2013 and 2014 together. The firm, run by Labasa born Ziya Khan and others, does auditing for many big companies and FRCA accepts it all. Saneem says NFP's accounts were not audited by an Fiji Institute of Accountants (FIA) certified accountant - he means it should have been audited by the likes of Aunty Nur Bano Ali or Nalin Patel of G. Lal and Co. Documents obtained by Fijileaks reveal that on 6 January 2016, the accountancy firm wrote to Saneem as follows:
As per decree, there is no requirement for the auditors to be CPP. As long as they are members of Fiji Institute of Accountants: "The accounts of every political party shall be audited annually by an auditor certified by the Fiji Institute of Accountants and shall be submitted to the Registrar within 3 months after the end of each financial year, who shall publish the accounts in the Gazette and in the media, and the costs of any such publication shall be paid by or recovered from the political party"
69 ELVIN LAL: 867 (License Number); P O BOX 4489, SAMABULA
From Fijileaks Archive, 30 May 2014:
Fiji 1st Party slams Saneem for acting against letter of the law; and for not forwarding Khaiyum's response for counter-reply!
THE CHINESE YEAR OF THE MONKEY:
1/2/2016 10:16:59 am
What about bainimarama govt not producing any auditor general report the entire eight years they were in power illegally? Then realized the reason when report was finally published after the election- widespread abuse and unaccountability. It stinks of hypocrisy
1/2/2016 10:27:14 am
The Political Parties Decree put in place by the Bainimarama- Khaiyum dictatorship in Fiji in 2013 had one main aim : to harass and hound opposition political parties. NFP is a victim of political persecution by the same dictatorship now masquerading as " true democracy". NFP suspension has nothing to do with ensuring good democratic governance. It is political persecution - pure and simple.
Fiji First Party
1/2/2016 12:52:22 pm
300 hundred errors!!! Is probably more than the votes the Mr. Mortein got.
Fools of Paradise
1/2/2016 04:42:59 pm
time to drag this ASK and kingdom to court. It's the year of the monkey , the monkey has spoken. Monkey business ?? Monkey has a grudge with Biman. it's a pity this monkey doesnt like being told what to do.
1/2/2016 05:58:44 pm
Some 300 Errors is a bit too much - would be shameful even to me.
This Gol-Maal Politics
1/2/2016 06:28:45 pm
This whole CHOR Party Sarkar is ONLY there because of Khaiyum's FRAUD 2013 Constitution of Khaiyum. The FRAUD Constitution is an IMPOSED document which does not reflect the general will of the People of Fiji. The rules of the election were not endorsed by the People of Fiji - The People did not even vote for their representative but some meaningless numbers, collated by a computer programmed in favour of a particular Party. - controlled by a Puppet SOE powered by electronic voting systems which were questionable and confusing to all parties including Bainimarama's CHOR Party. There were many, many instances of clear "conflicts of Interests" and disenfranchisement of citizens and parties, including IP thuggery which also renders the whole elections as dicey.
Long Accountant Lee
1/2/2016 06:51:27 pm
The decree says that the accountants must be ‘satisfied’ accountants. As such, only two accountants in Fiji qualify – Aunty Bano and Uncle Patel.
1/2/2016 07:40:51 pm
The whole problem with FIA is that its Act has not been reviewed for the last 18 years! It will now take such a public incident such as this to bring out the fact that a bunch of Asians and white men are running that place now like the Seeto's, Apteds and assisted by the draconian Shri Lankan Fareed. Such outdated laws require for example graduate students of Accounting from Universities to work in professional Accounting Firms for a number of years first before they can be certified as CA's in Fiji. Even those that come out and join Auditor General's office for years still do not count when they apply. They still need to comply with that rule of working for private public Accounting Firms like KPMG for example. What a joke. Certainly looks like FIA wants to hold their piece of pie only for certain individuals. Why do you think Chartered Accountants are lacking in Fiji??
1/2/2016 07:46:17 pm
1/2/2016 07:47:05 pm
The 300 Hundred Error Man, whew... hasn't got a leg to stand on. He is the real pumpkin monkey of 'em all.
1/2/2016 07:53:50 pm
Hiring of private lawyers to correct Mr Morteins mistakes leaves a lot to bé digested.
Under the Mango Tree...
1/2/2016 08:25:44 pm
We thought all those 'decrees of disgrace' has been done with. Those belong to the awe-full DICTATOR days - conceived by the evilest AG in the whole universe.
2/2/2016 07:27:08 pm
Indeed, the NFP is the oldest surviving Political Party in Fiji.
1/2/2016 08:49:12 pm
And here we have a minion holding democracy to ransom.
Fools of Paradise
2/2/2016 03:52:15 pm
This comment is just too funny and described exactly what it is.
1/2/2016 09:02:37 pm
1/2/2016 09:28:58 pm
300 mistakes! That is a record! But I think Mr Whip should have been given some legal assistants to help him out since its difficult to incorporate all submissions into the huge document. With the huge budget the AG's office has, couldn't some be invested into proof-reading before publishing? Believe me, its a confusion creating mechanism by ASK to impose penalties on companies for non-compliance, since its extreme difficult to read the companies act properly. Guess we need better local-registered legal draftsmen than accountants lol!
1/2/2016 09:47:18 pm
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