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MP Tabuya Considers Police Complaint Against PM For An Alleged Personal Attack That Offended Her ‘Dignity’

Ratu Epeli said he had reviewed the footage of the occasion and under Standing Order 134 (2) c that there was no breach of privilege.
06 Sep 2019 16:08
MP Tabuya Considers Police Complaint Against PM For An Alleged Personal Attack That Offended Her ‘Dignity’
Opposition Member of Parliament Lynda Tabuya outside Parliament. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

Opposition Whip Lynda Tabuya will consider filing a Police complaint against the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.

This comes after the Speaker of Parliament Ratu Epeli Nailatikau made his ruling this morning on the alleged matter that was reported by Ms Tabuya yesterday.

Ms Tabuya alleged that Mr Bainimarama had made a personal attack on her during the parliament sitting on Wednesday, September 4.

Ratu Epeli said he had reviewed the footage of the occasion and under Standing Order 134 (2) c that there was no breach of privilege.

“Therefore I will not refer this matter to the Privileges Committee and there will be no further debate on this matter,” he said.

Meanwhile, Ms Tabuya said she respected the ruling by the Speaker because it was his jurisdiction to do so.

However, she would be looking at other options as she felt that the alleged attack was an offence and offended her dignity as a woman.

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