Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Anti-Corruption, Public Enterprises, Communications, Civil Aviation, Tourism, Industry and Trade
Mr Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum
Mr Sayed-Khaiyum completed his Masters in Law degree at the University of Hong Kong. As part of his Masters program, he completed a 20,000 word thesis on Cultural Autonomy.
He also holds a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Wollongong in Australia.
He obtained his Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree at the University of New South Wales (Sydney), Australia. As part of his LLB degree, he completed a 32,000 word thesis on Constitution making in 'Divided Societies' - Fiji a case study. In addition to examining the constitution-making processes in Fiji vis a vis, a comparative study and the discourse on the research examined four key areas of the Constitution Amendment Act (1997) - the Bill of Rights; the Senate and its role; the new Electoral arrangements, and the implications of section 99 - Multi-Party Cabinet.
He attained his Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Political Science and Development Studies degree from the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia.
He also completed a six-month internship at the Australian Federal Parliament with a former Minister for Aboriginal Affairs.
Prior to his acceptance of the position of the Attorney-General, Minister for Justice, Electoral Reform, Public Enterprises & Anti-Corruption, he was the General Manager, Group Legal & Compliance and Company Secretary of the Colonial Group of Companies in Suva, Fiji.
Besides working as a Senior Legal Office at the Director of Public Prosecutions Office in Suva, Fiji, Mr Sayed-Khaiyum has also practiced with Minter Ellison Lawyers in Sydney, Australia.