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Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, born (24 September[1]) a Fijian politician and a Cabinet Minister, He is the Secretary of the FijiFirst party. Early life[edit] Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum
Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum
is the son of Sayed Abdul Khaiyum, a former member of Parliament and is the brother of former Fiji
Fiji
TV journalist and current Fiji
Fiji
Broadcasting Corporation CEO Riyaz Sayed-Khaiyum. Sayed-Khaiyum is a member of the Muslim community of Fiji.[2] He has a master's degree in law from the University of Hong Kong, a bachelor's degree in law from the University of New South Wales, a graduate diploma in legal practice from the University of Wollongong, and a bachelor's degree in political science from the Australian National University. He was a former senior legal officer in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. Sayed-Khaiyum was the General Manager Legal and Compliance and was the Company Secretary in the Colonial Group of Companies for five years immediately prior to his appointment in the Interim Government by the President of Fiji. He also worked with the law firm of Minter Ellison in Sydney. He was on the board of Transparency International
Transparency International
Fiji
Fiji
and has been President of the Fiji Young Lawyers Association. Political career[edit] Sayed-Khaiyum was appointed to the interim government of Frank Bainimarama after the 2006 Fijian coup d'état
2006 Fijian coup d'état
as Interim Attorney-General and Justice Minister.[3] When Bainimarama formed the FijiFirst Party, Sayed-Khaiyum was appointed its general secretary.[4] Sayed-Khaiyum contested the 2014 election, winning 13,753 votes, the third-highest polling candidate. Following the election he was appointed Minister for Finance, Public Enterprise, Trade and Tourism.[5] He initially relinquished the role of Attorney-General, but was reinstated shortly afterwards.

Legal offices

Preceded by Qoriniasi Bale 1st time Attorney General of Fiji 2007-2014 Succeeded by Faiyaz Koya

Preceded by Faiyaz Koya 2nd time Attorney General of Fiji 2014— Succeeded by

Political offices

Preceded by Member of Parliament 2014— Succeeded by

References[edit]

^ AG celebrated his birthday today with team members. Happy Birthday AG! ^ "Fiji's army-tainted politics". The Economist. 23 January 2016. Retrieved 24 January 2016.  ^ "Fiji's new Cabinet in profile". Fiji
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Times. 8 January 2007. Retrieved 31 March 2013.  ^ "Fiji's Bainimarama lodges party application - Radio New Zealand News". Retrieved 2014-05-08.  ^ "20-member Cabinet announced". FBC. 2014-09-24. Retrieved 2014-09-27. 

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FijiFirst

Leaders

Frank Bainimarama
Frank Bainimarama
(2014–present)

Current Members of Parliament

Matai Akauola Rosy Akbar Frank Bainimarama Parveen Bala Veena Bhatnagar Joeli Cawaki Mohammed Dean Iliesa Delana Lorna Eden Inoke Kubuabola Semi Koroilavesau Faiyaz Koya Jilila Kumar Brij Lal Alvik Maharaj Alivereti Nabulivou Ruveni Nadalo Osea Naiqama Vijay Nath Alex O'Connor Viam Pillay Howard Politini Jnr Mahendra Reddy Netani Rika Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum Inia Seruiratu Balmindra Singh Ashneel Sudhakar Laisenia Tuitubou Jone Usamate Samuela Vunivalu Mereseini Vuniwaqa

Former Members of Parliament

Jioji Konrote Jiko Luveni Sanjit Patel Neil Sharma Pio Tikoduadua Timoci Natuva

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