Par­lia­ment saga

Fiji Sun - - Comment -

Tukai Lag­o­ni­lakeba, Nadi What does the NFP team gain from their boy­cott of Par­lia­ment this week?

Ab­so­lutely noth­ing and ut­terly very dis­re­spect­ful to the au­gust house and those very lit­tle sup­port­ers they rep­re­sent.

The Speaker of the House has al­ready made his rul­ing after sight­ing the CCTV footage where he has rightly re­ferred it to the Par­lia­ment Priv­i­leges Com­mit­tee for a de­ci­sion.

The leader of the op­po­si­tion Si­tiveni Rabuka and SODELPA MP Li­tia Qion­i­bar­avi, whom are mem­bers of this very im­por­tant com­mit­tee, have also boy­cotted the meet­ing to hear the al­le­ga­tions against our PM.

They may be ex­er­cis­ing their rights as MPs, but I per­son­ally feel that is very child­ish and im­ma­ture on Mr Rabuka’s part as one of the most se­nior mem­bers in the Op­po­si­tion and as a for­mer PM him­self.

I per­son­ally be­lieve they all stand to gain noth­ing from their ab­sence and it is very sim­ple, you do not turn up to work you do not get paid. But I do hope the Sec­re­taryGen­eral to Par­lia­ment will deduct their pay and other par­lia­men­tary al­lowances dur­ing their boy­cott.

Long live our Fi­jian democ­racy.

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