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Fijians urged to be vigilant about politically motivated speeches

August 24, 2018 4:59 am

The Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption is urging Fijians to be vigilant about politically motivated speeches which incite hatred or violence against any person, group of people or against any race or religion.

Inciting hatred towards race or religion is a detestable form of campaigning and it’s not in the public or national interest to take such statements lightly.

This comes after National Federation Party provisional candidate, Pradeep Chandra was today charged with one count of Racial or Religious Vilification” under the Electoral Act of 2014.

The public is reminded that engaging in any of the above practices is unlawful and should they come across this at any instance, they should lodge a complaint with FICAC by calling toll-free line 1322.

FICAC is also reminding all political parties and aspiring candidates to refrain from this type of campaigning as severe actions will be taken against individuals doing this.