Whatever newspaper journalists write, whatever committees decide, whatever tribunals come up with as the truth, well, God only knows. Someone will be singing:
Oh happy day, oh happy day,
when Jesus washed my sins away,
He taught me how to watch and pray
and be careful every day,
Happy day, happy day,
when Jesus washed my sins away.
from Fiji Times
Tax team clears Chaudhry
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Update: 10:32AM The committee looking into the tax affairs of interim Finance Minister Mahendra Chaudhry has cleared him of any tax anomalies.
In its conclusion of its report which they worked on since Friday last week the team says the tax assessments of the Fiji Islands Revenue Customs Authority in respect of Mr Chaudhry between 2000 and 2006 were carried out in accordance with the Tax Act and other relevant laws in Fiji.
We have not identified any breaches of the ECA by Mr Chaudhry between 2000 and 2006, they said.
The teams comprised Bruce Cowley, lawyer with Minter Ellison in Brisbane, Russell Postle and executive with BDO Kendalls of Brisbane and former Deputy Prime Minister Taufa Vakatale.
It took the committee three days (March 7 10) to come to their conclusion and compile the report.