Sleight of Financial Hand: Aiyaz Khaiyum directs Secretary-General to Parliament to pay parties $15,000 per MP – in four years the FFP would pocket net surplus of $1.2million of taxpayers funds
The upshot of such arbitrary decision means that $480,000 will go to FFP, $225,000 to Sodelpa and $45,000 to NFP.
All rules governing staffing and conduct under civil service rules has been hurled out of the window and parties can hire any one they want and the plan is to let parties keep the surplus.
In four years FFP will have received $1.9 of taxpayers funds. The party has less cost of operating their office [only 2 staff for 12 backbenchers) and the rest are Minsters and Assistant Ministers].
The FFP will net a surplus of $1.2 million.
Fijileaks Editor: STOP PRESS – See Letter below to Mick Beddoes that supports our contention; NFP has also received similar revocation letters for its parliamentary staff. While accusing Khaiyum of trying to render Opposition ineffective, NFP leader Biman Prasad says the S-G’s action is ILLEGAL!