The law must be recognized and maintained: AG
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has told a workshop on Money Laundering and Proceeds of Crime that it is everybody’s duty to keep the law intact and maintain its integrity.
Sayed-Khaiyum says Fiji has made changes to its laws to become a good international citizen, but adds laws will be of no use if they are not enforced.
“You can have the best set of laws, and all of you can be here to implement the laws, but it’s a question of what attitude we have towards the implementation of those laws, what sort of respect we have for those laws. As you have seen in many countries in the world today, notwithstanding the fact that they have some very good laws in place, to stop for example money laundering, to stop the proceeds of crime being laundered through the system, to stop, for example, terrorist activities, to stop corruption, yet it still continues to take place. So laws, in itself, do not necessarily mean that all the bad things you want to stop will suddenly stop.”
Sayed-Khaiyum says in some cases, despite these laws implemented, crime rates increase.
The reason for this he adds is because those at the forefront of implementing these laws are corrupt.
Sayed-Khaiyum says it is important that attitudes towards laws are improved and that laws are respected.
May 20, 2010
Who Said This? "The law must be recognized and maintained"
You'd be forgiven for thinking that this quotable quote originated from Prof Wadan Narsey, Dorsami Naidu, Graham Leung, Sophie Foster or any other stoically fervent pro-democracy champions whom we hold in high regard.
Prepare to laugh yourself silly.
We just might consider commencing a tally of all the hypocrital
bullshit lies that continue to spew forth unrestrained from his mouth.