Youths urged to say no to the race card: Bala
August 9, 2019 5:47 am
Minister for Youth and Sports, Parveen Bala
Young men and women are urged to refrain from being engaged to activities that will encourage racial and gender discrimination.
The sentiment was revealed by Minister for Youth and Sports, Parveen Bala while responding to a motion in regards to a post on social media made by Opposition MP Mosese Bulitavu.
Bala says such acts is unbecoming of a public figure that may drive youth onto a wrong direction.
“I urge all young people to reject such statements and by extension ways or behavior for being racist. Say no the race card. Say no to racist comments. And I say this to all our youths and to all our Fijians”.
He adds that “this foreign behavior is not iTaukei, nor Christian” perspective made by Bulitavu will build a weak foundation for peace, prosperity and harmony in any multiracial society.
“The words and sentiments expressed by Honourable Bulitavu are designed to extract maximum damage to race relations in Fiji”.
Bala says the statements made by Bulitavu have also attacked the dignity and integrity of all women in Fiji