The Fiji Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by Aliz Pacific Chartered Accountants and Doctor Nur Bano Ali against the Auditor General and the Attorney General.
Orders have also been made by the Fiji Court of Appeal for Aliz Pacific and Doctor Ali to pay the Auditor General $5,000 as costs.
Aliz Pacific and Doctor Ali had appealed the judgment delivered by High Court Judge Justice Riyaz Hamza in January last year.
In its judgment yesterday, the Fiji Court of Appeal said Justice Hamza rightly dismissed the action by Aliz Pacific and Doctor Ali.
The action which was dismissed by Justice Hamza last year was seeking an injunction restraining the Auditor General or his agents from publishing any reports pertaining to Aliz Pacific and Doctor Ali in relation to the restructure of Rewa Dairy Cooperative Company Limited, the court to order that the Auditor General remove those parts of the 2010 Auditor General’s reports that refer to Aliz Pacific and Doctor Ali and the restructure at Rewa Dairy, the court to grant an injunction that parts of the 2010 Auditor General’s Report that are subject to litigation be removed or blacked out while the litigation is pending, a declaration that the Auditor General has defamed Aliz Pacific and Doctor Ali, the court orders that the Auditor General render a public apology to Aliz Pacific and Doctor Ali and the court award general and special damages to Aliz Pacific and Doctor Ali.
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