There are hints from the reports of the court case dealing with the charges of breaching the Exchange Control Act against Mahendra Chaudhry that Chaudhry will draw on the phony investigations made by the regime when he was Finance Minister in the Interim Government. Chaudhry’s lawyer said Chaudhry had been told the matter would not be brought up again once the investigation he complied with was complete. it will be interesting to see what surfaces in court about the cosy ‘inside’ inquiry. When Chaudhry left the regime his insurance policy seems to have expired after he became critical of the regime’s policies, particularly their neglect of the sugar industry. It’s obvious that Bainimarama and Khaiyum assumed they had these charges in their back-pockets to keep Chaudhry under control. But Chaudhry is not that easy to intimidate.
Fijilive, April 26, 2013 Chaudhry exchange control ruling on notice