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Letters To The Editor, 3rd February, 2016

Game Of Numbers Donald Singh, SUVA Elections don’t normally end in a draw. A party wins and all the others lose. The Parliament that assembles soon after will have the
03 Feb 2016 09:21
Letters To The Editor, 3rd February, 2016
Letters To The Editor

Game Of Numbers
Donald Singh, SUVA

Elections don’t normally end in a draw. A party wins and all the others lose. The Parliament that assembles soon after will have the majority stacked on one side and the rest on the other. Motions from the majority (ruling party) will almost certainly get more votes and any motion from the other side will even more certainly be defeated.

Now, that was Class 6 stuff. If the majority keeps getting it’s own way, it’s because they have more numbers to say “aye”. If, whoever isn’t part of the majority, gets humiliated continuously by being unheard, it’s because they don’t have the numbers to say whatever. To contemplate a boycott of sittings because your ideas, however excellent they may have been, keep being ignored, is plain foolish. Numbers, it’s all about numbers!

Now that, my friends, was Class 2 stuff.

For the suspended NFP to consider pulling out their three honourable MPs, it was going to be great injustice done to their ever vocal coalition partner in Parliament, who, like the NFP, are also struggling playing the numbers game, but aren’t moving out because they are actually keeping the ruling party on their toes by consistently debating policies.

But somehow, it has all come crashing down with the recent suspension for some alleged breach. Now, this is no primary school matter!
Accountants
Sukha Singh, LABASA

In terms of the National Federation Party suspension, could the Fiji Institute of Accountants shed some light on audit reports made by unqualified and unregistered accountants in Fiji?

Are these audit reports made by unqualified and unregistered accountants still valid or not? As far as I know, these reports have been accepted by members at the annual general meetings.
 

Smart 7s Rugby
Pranil Ram, NADI

South Africa have shown the 7s world what playing smart is.

Against Fiji they seemed to have done their homework really well, not allowing our boys even an inch. They really suffocated us and were resilient. They dictated things to us and like, on most occasions, once we are not able to play our own brand of rugby we resort to other tactics becoming indisciplined.

This may be one of our biggest defeats of recent times.

However, I am sure Ben and the boys have moved on from there by putting the loss behind and rectifying their mistakes. It’s another weekend, another tournament and perhaps another time to redeem themselves in putting smiles back on to the rugby loving people of Fiji.

Go Fiji Go!

 

My lovely Fiji
John William, NAUSORI

‘Fiji the way the world should be’ is a common saying that I am constantly reminded growing up in our lovely islands.

The question I continuously ask myself is ‘what is so unique about my lovely islands that it deserve to be labelled as such?’

The answer is simple – the friendly people and the environment that surrounds us.

Everywhere you visit in Fiji holds something illustrious that leaves you with no choice but to stare in awe the amazing creation of God.

The real challenge for me now is what Robert Baden Powell said: “How can you leave the world a little better than you found it?”

One of the principles of social justice is we have a responsibility to be “Stewards of Creation.”

Let’s not disturb our lovely islands for it provides the basis of our identity.

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