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Government MPs disappointed with Opposition conduct

November 26, 2018 6:37 pm

Some Government MPs were disappointed with Opposition MPs over their conduct in parliament yesterday.

During the first parliament sitting, both sides of the house broke into an argument over the adoption of the Standing Order.

Government MPs Jone Usamate, Mereseini Vuniwaqa and Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum voiced their concerns as to how the Opposition MPs were misleading the house.

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Government MP, Inia Seruiratu says Opposition needs to back their debates with facts.

“Let’s get facts right! We expect a lot of change from the Opposition in the next sitting of parliament. Unfortunately there isn’t. You have to do your homework and get to the facts.”

However, Opposition MP, Viliame Gavoka told the government MPs to remain in line.

“I just want to remind my colleagues on the other side that the majority they enjoy today is only 147 votes unlike 2014-2018. So I’d like the procedures in the parliament to reflect the way the powers were given to you which is a very slim majority. The vast majority of the people didn’t believe you deserved to be sitting there.”

All the MPs were reminded by President Major General retired Jioji Konrote in his address to parliament to always conduct themselves keeping in mind that they are representing Fijians and their best interest.

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