I’m Not Corrupt: Singh Labels His Accusers Cowards
Government MP hits back over derogatory social media comments over his purchase of a Suva nightclub
Government backbencher in Parliament Balmindra Singh says people spreading false and malicious rumours about him on social media are cowards.
He challenged them to provide evidence of their allegations.
Mr Singh refuted claims that he was corrupt with reference to his acquisition of the Purple Haze nightclub in Suva.
“If you have evidence please bring it to the forefront, don’t spread rumours,” Mr Singh said.
Mr Singh said he complied with all the legal processes when he bought the nightclub.
“There are trustees, they have a committee and a trust fund.
“I applied through the normal process which took me six weeks, went through the lawyers and their lawyers. Everything was above board and was done clean,” he said.
Another rumour which was going viral on social media was that he was allegedly arrested by Police for being ‘drunk and disorderly’ in Suva last week.
“These were all rumours; I had a Standing Committee sitting on Thursday at 10.10am, if I was arrested in the early hours of that morning then I won’t be able to make it to Parliament,” he said.
“People will always try to look for something bad just to destroy someone’s reputation, but when they do something good, they turn a blind eye to that. These are acts of cowards,” he said.
Mr Singh said that rumours would not deter him from performing his role as a Government MP.
“Why are these cowards attacking me on social media? If they want to have something to say about me, then they should come straight to me, say it to my face!
“For your information, I don’t take alcohol but during some occasions I only take two to three bowls of grog (kava).
“I know what I am doing because I am working for my people. It’s important that I keep my records clean as a good citizen of this country,” he said.
Edited by Nemani Delaibatiki