US couple’s death in Fiji: Handling of case a PR disaster, says NFP leader

Opposition MP Biman Prasad at the parliament complex in Suva. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

NFP leader and Opposition MP Prof Biman Prasad. Picture: FT FILE

THE handling of the mysterious death of the USA couple has been a public relations disaster for Government, says Federation Party leader Professor Biman Prasad.

Prof Prasad said the Government’s public utterances on the tragedy created a public perception, especially in the minds of the couple’s families in USA, that Government was devoid of any compassion and humanitarianism.

“Almost two months after the couple’s death, Government finally informed the couple’s families this week that their bodies would be repatriated,” Prof Prasad said.

Health and Medical Services Minister Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete said he would not respond to the NFP leader’s statement.

Read the full report in today’s edition of The Fiji Times.

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