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Constitution Day public holiday passed

August 25, 2015 7:13 pm

Parliament has passed a Bill for a new public holiday called Constitution Day.

The Bill was tabled by Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum who says the public holiday will be used to encourage people to learn about the Constitution.

He said during debate that the Constitution allows Fiji to move forward focussed on development instead of fighting over race, politics and religion.

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“Everytime we have these discussions – we are threatened – instability, that we’re attacking someone’s culture. We are not. Motions from the Opposition talkin about this business – retirement villages et cetera. How can you have that when you don’t have any stability.”

The Bill for the Constitution Day public holiday was passed with thirty votes.

Fourteen MPs voted No while six did not vote.

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