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Privileges Committee To Rule On Ratu Isoa’s Ranting

He had previously made personal attacks on Mr Sayed-Khaiyum as well.   SODELPA Member of Parliament Ratu Isoa Tikoca’s ranting against the Muslim community and Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has been
28 Sep 2016 11:28
Privileges Committee To Rule  On Ratu Isoa’s Ranting
Ratu Isoa Tikoca

He had previously made personal attacks on Mr Sayed-Khaiyum as well.

 

SODELPA Member of Parliament Ratu Isoa Tikoca’s ranting against the Muslim community and Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has been referred to the privileges committee.

A matter of privilege was earlier received by Speaker Dr Jiko Luveni concerning Ratu Isoa’s verbal outburst. Dr Luveni referred it to the committee.

When the privileges committee sat yesterday, Deputy Speaker Ruveni Nadalo chose to recuse himself as chair as he was filling in the role of the Speaker on the sitting when Ratu Isoa spoke out.

However, Opposition members objected to FijiFirst Member of Parliament Netani Rika as chair.

Mr Nadalo ended up chairing the committee.

The committee will inform the Speaker of its decision on Friday.

While launching a personal attack on July 5, on Mr Sayed-Khaiyum, Ratu Isoa went on to read out in Parliament names of prominent Muslims, insinuating that they were appointed not on merit but because of their religion.

He had previously made personal attacks on Mr Sayed-Khaiyum as well.

Members of the Privileges Committee are Semesa Karavaki, Niko Nawaikula, Jone Usamate, Semi Koroilavesau, Mr Nadalo and Ashneel Sudhakar.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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