Letters To The Editor, 21st, May, 2016

Speaker’s statement Herleen Emily Kumar, Nadi Every person have different perspectives of viewing things. Coming back to the statement that our honourable Speaker of the House, Dr Jiko Luveni, had
21 May 2016 15:12
Letters To The Editor,  21st, May, 2016

Speaker’s statement

Herleen Emily Kumar, Nadi

Every person have different perspectives of viewing things.

Coming back to the statement that our honourable Speaker of the House, Dr Jiko Luveni, had earlier said: “Women are sometimes the cause of domestic violence,  which many other women leaders and ministers had opposed, saying that such statements cannot be tolerated in the society. But, I believe, to some extent her statement makes sense in relation to the way women view things and issues.

I myself, am a female. I am not opposing neither going against any of the leading women of the country, but what the concern is that sometimes, women, as wives to their husbands, should also respect men and their decisions. One of the famous saying which says; that ‘’clap’’ does not happen by both hands.

Likewise, in this situation as well, there is man and woman, who have different view and opinion. Every coin has two sides, we cannot be always blaming men for everything that happens to women.

Well, all in all, I stand by Dr Jiko Luveni’s statement and support her on the views she is trying to tell.

For the way she thinks, she is the talk of the town and I think she has a very good way of analysing things.



Luveni vs Akbar

Savenaca Vakaliwaliwa, Canada

With all due respect to the Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Rosy Akbar and the Speaker to Parliament, Dr Jiko Luveni, I believe that you are both right, with regards to the comments made by Dr Luveni regarding domestic violence (FS 19/5).

From a perspective of a FijiFirst candidate and supporter, it would have been wise if the response was done privately or the Honourable Minister asks one of the women’s interest group to make the response.

In reality, Dr Luveni is correct; some women do aggravate the situation that sparks domestic violence through poison that comes out of their mouths or actions that calls for retaliation.

The Minister for Women, Rosy Akbar is also correct that whatever the spark may be, there is no excuse for domestic violence against women.

Where is the solution and how can partners avoid sparks that lead to domestic violence?

Dr Luveni has answered the question saying that partners should learn to work together in order to build a loving and enjoyable relationship.

God is still in the business of transforming people’s hearts, that even when your wife swears at you, bring up all your past sins or really tempt you to blow up, you will just smile and say a quite prayer, “Lord forgive her, she does not know what she is doing!”



Daily writers

A Shariff Shah, Savusavu

I love reading the editorial comments. But can the ministries/companies concerned please screen these writers thoroughly and find out if some of them are just planning and writing whole day instead of working. Some write every single day.

And the letters are 600 words plus in some cases. Now you don’t have to be a genius to figure that one out. If a writer is a teacher by profession and writes every day, when does he teach?

The rest is history and I leave it to the employers.



Most unfortunate regions

Joji. O Toronibau, Tunuloa

On Friday morning I decided to go to Labasa for short errands.

While walking along the receding seawater line and spiky rocky beaches I saw two young cousins of mine walking ahead with bags of food and yaqona plus their bags of clothes. Let alone few others had taken the lead.

I asked them as to where they were heading to and they replied that they were going to Labasa as well to visit their father in Waiqele. I was really concerned and as for how long will these unfortunate earthlings would still continue to carry their burdens, food crops, market produce on foot for three to four kilometres to reach the road for transport?

But, I am still convinced that we the earthlings of this little stretch will soon be enjoying the same road transport utilities as enjoyed by almost everyone in Fiji.

This is especially the Natewa Bay side of Tunuloa from Wailevu Primary School to link up the Napuka Catholic Mission Secondary Government road.

For too long school children had to walk, wade and steaming across for education.

Sick senior citizens also force these problems getting to health clinics.

In addition to these, there is no television reception except if you can buy a Sky TV and no Vodafone/Digicel link as well.

We deservedly want Police presence as well on wheels at times to lessen illegal activities.



Four deadly sins

Frank B. Shaw, Lami

Thank you for printing my article ‘Just Minimum Wage’. 

However, there is a typing error that I would like to correct. ‘Will for murder’ should be ‘wilful murder’ and ‘sin of Solomon’ should read ‘ sin of Sodom’.

So the four deadly sins that cry out to heaven for vengeance in biblical order would be:

  1. Wilful murder. (Gen.4 : 8 – 12)
  2. The sin of Sodom. (Gen.18 : 20-21, 19: 23 – 25)
  3. Oppression of the poor. (Exo.2 : 23 – 25)
  4. Defrauding labourers of their wages. ( James 5:4)

Wilful murder will also include abortion.

The sin of Sodom is public immorality.  Oppression of the poor would include denying the poor land to make a living.

Defrauding labourers of their wages is not only denying but delaying workers their just dues by fraudulent means.

In Fiji 1, 3 and 4 above are being committed. So if we get a chastisement remember God is not deaf to the cries of the poor.

It might be beneficial for those responsible to also note Galatians 6:7 – ‘You can not fool God; whatever a man sows, that he will also reap’.



Winston assistance

Ravulolo Draunibaka, Lautoka

It’s so sad to see people crowding around District Officers buildings trying their luck with the available cyclone handouts by the Government.

Many had crowded the FNPF offices for the same reason.
They must have used up all their funds in other things and are now targeting the M-Paisa cards.

Recently, I was visiting a family who I assisted in their repairs out of their own pocket and was informed of some people in their Lovu, Lautoka community allegedly dismantling their roof and inviting some Government officers to qualify them for the repair funds and it is working.

I suggest if a proper system could be designed to eliminate this type of greedy acts as they had done with food ration supplies.

People are already buying other things with the M-Paisa cyclone funds rather than building materials.

There are no POOR people in Fiji, only LAZY and GREEDY people who abuse the helping hearts of others.

Feedback:  jyotip@fijisun.com.fj


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