Letters To The Editor, 27th May, 2018

DPP’s appeal Amenatave Yaconisau , Delainavesi The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has decided to appeal against the decision of the court to acquit a media outlet (FS 25/5), according
27 May 2018 15:16
Letters To The Editor, 27th May, 2018

DPP’s appeal

Amenatave Yaconisau , Delainavesi

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has decided to appeal against the decision of the court to acquit a media outlet (FS 25/5), according to section 117(7)(d) of the constitution.

Maybe the DPP can appeal and prove that “hate speech” was indeed present in accord­ance with section 17(2)(c) of the Constitu­tion.

Freedom of speech should be protected from “hate speech”.

The letter

Sukha Singh , Labasa

Could somebody translate the letter writ­ten by Josaia Waqabaca in The Nai Lalakai newspaper, which was the subject of the recent sedition case where all the accused were discharged without any conviction?

I would be very grateful if the translated letter can be sent to my email – sukhasin­gh33@yahoo.com.

National leadership

Tukai Lagonilakeba , Nadi

The majority of Fijians have become ac­customed to the modern leadership version that has dominated our national political scenario through the FijiFirst government of Voreqe Bainimarama.

He is compassionate, considerate, sympa­thetic, kind, approachable, accessible 24/7 and most importantly he maintains a very well balanced lifestyle in family and work.

He is also a fitness fanatic when he finds the time.

There is still a leadership struggle in the SODELPA ranks including their many party internal differences. Now Sitiveni Rabuka is being charged with giving false information to the Fijian Elections Office, the NFP and FLP is way down the bottom, but none of these political parties have the desired leadership we Fijians fancy.

On the international arena, our Prime Min­ister’s achievements is a great success story where he is respected by world leaders. No other PM in the country’s history can ever surpass what Mr Bainimarama has done. In doing so he has set a standard that will be very difficult to achieve for a very long time.

It is also great to see our Acting PM, Ai­yaz Sayed-Khaiyum, dish out lessons of the truth to the Opposition bench to correct the lies they are so accustomed to. They get straightened then and there.

Life commitment

Floyd Robinson , Nasinu

With so much discussions on the royal wedding, it looks like fans may be overlook­ing more important aspects.

Marriage is a legal and spiritual commit­ment that is a life long journey, which is beyond sickness, in good time and difficult times. It’s a longer journey beyond the glam­orous wedding ceremonies and receptions.

When all have left the couple begin a life­long commitment. With marriage break downs being common even in our part of the country.

Like one farmer Sinclair, from Paipai, said the other day, that he would rather have bubblegum and juicy at his wedding be­cause there is no need to please other people because they won’t be there for him and his wife during the stormy days in their life-long relationship.

All in all, marriage is special and couples have every reason and many ways to enjoy the life-long commitment.

Centennial celebrations

Naveen Dutt , Wainibokasi

The Arya Pratinidhi Sabha of Fiji will cel­ebrate its 100 years of colourful history and existence at Gurukul Primary School, Lau­toka, this weekend.

The journey of 100 years has not been an easy one, but the efforts and sacrifices by the pioneers, the executives of the past and present and all well-wishers is noteworthy.

The theme for this year’s centennial cel­ebration is ‘Celebrating one hundred years of nation building through education in Fiji.’

Indeed, the occasion calls for a massive cel­ebration and the Sabha is proud to have sus­tained its operations for the last 100 years and expresses its deep gratitude to the Fi­jian Government, donors, well-wishers and the pioneers for their contributions, gener­osity and sheer determination.

It is worth noting that Gurukul Primary School was the first formal school estab­lished in 1918, by the Sabha.

Gurukul Primary School continues to play a significant role in the education of chil­dren of all ethnicity and has seen around 40,000 students passing through its gates in the last 100 years.

One of the prime objectives for the estab­lishment of the Sabha is to facilitate the education of girls, women and the socio- economically deprived.

I can proudly say that the Sabha has car­ried out its roles and responsibilities with honesty, dignity, determination, equality, care, respect, understanding and peace.

It has laid a strong platform inclusive of all ethnicities and backgrounds.

So many students from Sabha schools are now serving in various sectors such as the medical field, universities, law firms, Gov­ernment departments, NGOs, business firms and the list goes on.

Let us not forget the founder of the Arya Samaj Organisation- Maharishi Swami Day­anand Saraswati. Swami Dayanand was a great preacher, social reformer and philoso­pher who worked tirelessly in removing ele­ments of witchcraft, sorcery and supersti­tion. The challenges ahead are colossal and the youths must also be actively involved in the decision making process as well as other operations of the parent body.

I wish everyone success and best of luck.

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