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Opposition MPs are hypocrites: AG

November 22, 2019 6:32 am
Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum

Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has labelled the Opposition as hypocrites.

Challenging the various comments and allegations raised over the week, Sayed-Khaiyum clarified a number of lies and misrepresentations from Opposition MPs.

The Attorney General has questioned the integrity of the Opposition MPs who he says – are trying to trash the very Constitution which they took an oath to uphold when they were sworn into parliament.

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“If they are so critical of it, they should not be here – they should not participate here. They should not have participated in the election. They should not have sworn a false oath.”

Sayed-Khaiyum also rejected calls from Opposition Leader Sitiveni Rabuka for special programmes to assist the iTaukei community.

“He talked about iTaukei being poor, of course, there are some who are poor – but at the same time there are Indo-Fijians and other groups who are also poor. We don’t go around saying only this group of people should be given assistance. We do it on a need basis.”

The Economy Minister also told parliament that the biggest threat to Fiji’s economy is certain MPs who are spreading lies about economic confidence and the government’s financial state.

“In some of the terms – Honorable Rabuka was there, honorable Ratu Mara was there – there were growth rates for five-six years. That was the maximum it went to, then it would go to negative and then positive.”

Sayed-Khaiyum also said Rabuka and his party members should look at their own chequered past instead of berating the President.

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