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AG labelled rumours as racist remarks

August 3, 2018 12:55 am

Questions raised by people on the role of the Attorney General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum’s involvement in parliament are based on racism.

Sayed-Khaiyum made this statement while responding to questions of similar nature during the National Budget road show in Nasinu last night.

Sayed-Khaiyum was asked during the discussion as to why there are rumours and speculations of him running the show in government with many portfolios under his name.

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He says he is not the only one in parliament having more than one portfolio and these comments are made along racial lines.

“You see I think the reason of what it is, I’ll be frank with you and you be frank with me, this is a racist thing frankly, I think its racist because they see me as a kai idia therefore that’s the problem.”

During the budget roadshow, Sayed-Khaiyum also clarified the many claims made on the 2018/19 National Budget.
The participants sought clarification on education initiatives, the new maternity and paternity leave and government’s debt level.

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