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Letters To The Editor, 12 June, 2015

Thanks to Reddy Rajnesh Ishwar Lingam,  Nasinu With reference to Fiji Sun (07/06) article titled ‘Reddy warns on demonic game’, I must commend the Honourable Education Minister for his stand
12 Jun 2015 09:03
Letters To The Editor, 12 June, 2015

Thanks to Reddy

Rajnesh Ishwar Lingam,  Nasinu

With reference to Fiji Sun (07/06) article titled ‘Reddy warns on demonic game’, I must commend the Honourable Education Minister for his stand on the demonic game “Charlie, Charlie.”

This game has taken our students by storm.

The word Charlie has become a buzz word for many.

Little do our kids realise that the game could be associated to evil and demonic forces.

I must commend Salote Qalubau for reporting on the Minister’s stand with regards to this game.

I was shocked to read that the game was used to entice kids to experiment with the beginning levels of witchcraft.

How horrific! The game has forced its way into classrooms.

This his has worried stakeholders because our kids are at risk, especially when the Year One and Two students are playing the demonic game.

I hope that all the stakeholders, including the church communities, will help alleviate this game from our midst.

Bunch of losers

Simon Hazelman, Savusavu

The Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives, Bronwyn Bishop didn’t need to tell us that MPs who walk out from Parliament and boycott sessions are a bunch of losers for it goes without saying.

Any right minded person knows that.

Not only are they a bunch of losers but their actions reveals to us the kind of people they are.

I believe they are absolutely inconsiderate and lack leadership qualities required for the job. I believe they basically don’t know how and what to do.

Such poor performance indeed!

Parliament boycotts

Epeli Rabua  Suva

The Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives, Ms Bronwyn Bishop, speaks about an ideal Parliament in Australia.

Ms Bishop speaks about a Parliament that metes out discipline in minutes, hours, days and weeks, not years.

She speaks about a Parliament that rules and finds consensus on both sides of the House, on what is right for the country and its people, not what a political party thinks is right for the country and its people.

And until our Parliamentarians understand the competencies required for their individual roles in that august House; rise above petty party politics by putting their conscious efforts on Fiji’s welfare first and foremost by listening to both sides of the House can Fiji have something like what Ms Bishop speaks about.

Otherwise, parliamentary boycotts will continue in Fiji.

Why waste time saying something right, is heard and voted against and having an ‘I told you so’ attitude, when the damage is already done.

In Fiji, boycotting Parliament is an honour, voting on issues not beneficial to the country is a mockery of parliamentary privilege.

Analysis response

Amenatave Yaconisau, Delainavesi

I refer to the analysis by Nemani Delaibatiki titled “Boycott- A Mockery of our parlimentary democracy (FS 10/6/15)  I thought that under parlimentary democracy boycott which is an organised refusal to deal  with something in order to bring about changes  by pressure  was an acceptable thing.

Unless it is not allowed by certain code of conduct, then I withdraw my statement.

Otherwise, the Opposition was completely  independent to do that according to section  78(c) of the Constitution.

Anyway since the Government has the majority in Parliment, they can make laws by virtue of a quorum in accordance  with section 68 of the Constitution.  May democracy live long here.

Lucky year

Tomasi Boginiso  Nasinu

2015 has brought some good luck to the nation.

We have won the world series in 7s, our Vodafone Warriors team was successful in South America, our Under-20 football team created history, Fijians in the super rugby are creating headlines and the Fiji Bati also performed above expectation.

Yet to come is the Pacific Games. It should be exciting .

Amended ERP

Daniel Urai,  President, Fiji Trades Union Congress

Some workers seem to believe that the amended ERP tabled in Parliament by the AG was agreed by the workers and employers representatives.

Be advised the employers and workers representative disagreed to the provision of the ENI in the ERP.

What has been tabled in Parliament is still in breach of ILO core labour conventions.




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