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Flag Petition Back To Parliament

A petition contesting the decision to change the Fijian flag has been referred back to Parliament. The petition, by Opposition parliamentarian, Viliame Gavoka, had initially been referred to the Standing
04 Jun 2015 10:06
Flag Petition Back To Parliament

A petition contesting the decision to change the Fijian flag has been referred back to Parliament.

The petition, by Opposition parliamentarian, Viliame Gavoka, had initially been referred to the Standing Committee on Justice, Law and Human Rights.

Chairperson Ashneel Sudhakar said it was found that the committee did not have the jurisdiction to deliberate on the petition.

However, Mr Gavoka was still allowed to make his presentation yesterday.

Mr Gavoka said that our noble banner blue depicted a symbolic pride for the people of our country, the Union Jack-represents our history with the British who made significant contributions to our development and that dialogue and referendum is needed before changers to the flag is made.

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