The PM Did Not Swear: Ra Chief

Tui Nalawa labels claims on social media that PM Bainimarama swore at him and his people as ‘rubbish’, PM Bainimarama commends Ratu Epeli Niudamu for sharing the truth,  Tui Nasau also supports PM and Land Bill 17
30 Jul 2021 12:42
The PM Did Not Swear: Ra Chief
snap shot of Ratu Epeli Niudamu’s post on Facebook.

Stop creating rubbish posts says the paramount chief of Ra, the Gone Turaga Na Tui Nalawa, Ratu Epeli Niudamu.

He was referring to allegations by keyboard warriors that the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama swore at him and his people.

It was claimed that the Tui Nalawa was against the proposed amend­ment to the iTaukei Land Trust Act (Bill 17).

In fact, Ratu Epeli in an earlier re­port said Bill 17 gave landowners ‘voice again that cannot be pushed aside by the iTaukei Land Trust Board (iTLTB)’.

Mr Bainimarama shared the post on his official Facebook page on Wednes­day with the caption: “Vinaka Ratu Epeli for sharing the truth!”

Ratu Epeli said: “The social media post is another example of how cer­tain social media commentators are willing to fabricate information to advance their agendas.

“This post is a lie and the honour­able Prime Minister never swore at me or my people.

“We are with him in this difficult moment that Fiji is going through and we know that certain people with hidden agendas are going around trying to gain support for their own agendas.”

Gone Turaga Na Tui Nasau

Also in support of the bill is the Gone Turaga Na Tui Nasau, Ratu Isoa Nayasikalou.

Ratu Isoa said: “This bill is just an administrative amendment to the act and does not deal with anything re­garding the ownership of the iTaukei land.

“It creates a system of checks and balances to TLTB where they will be more transparent and accountable to land owning units.”

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