26 July 2016: Fiji TV – High Court hears NFP suspension case
“However Munro Leys lawyer representing NFP Jon Apted argued, the suspension of NFP was not necessary and was disproportionate to the breach.
This, Apted said resulted in 27,000 voters of NFP not being represented in Parliament and its committees during the suspension period.
Apted said the decree did not specify the qualification of an auditor.
He added the issue regarding auditors qualification was a matter for the Fiji Institute of Accountants and not the party.
Apted asked High Court Judge Justice Lyone Seneviratne to allow the rights of the party to raise their issues for due consideration.
He said the strike out application delays the hearing of the case and is a waste of the courts time.
The ruling will be made on the 23rd of next month.”