Doctor suing FBC $2m in damages

By: Filipe Naikaso

 

147048143.TBk6SBYs.FijiOct120558A doctor is suing a local TV and Radio Station for two million dollars in damages in a defamation case.

Shanjivan Padarath has taken journalist Savaira Tabua and the Fiji Broadcasting Corporation to court for damage of character.

It is alleged that FBC News ran a story on a case about a fake doctor incorrectly using images of Padarath.

Shanjivan Padarath’s lawyer Sunil Kumar stated that this has painted a bad public image of his client and he is now being called by members of the public as a fake doctor.

Padarath is also claiming the coverage has affected his career, his promotion and other opportunities that were open to him locally or abroad as a qualified doctor.

The case will be called again on the 22nd of June.

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