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Racial profiling remains a serious challenge: Dr Reddy

November 29, 2018 6:25 pm

Minister for Agriculture Dr Mahendra Reddy says racism and racial profiling remains a serious challenge.

Dr Reddy says Fiji is blessed with cultural diversity however the Opposition is using this as a tool to divide the nation, trying to take the country back to the days where ethnic supremacy was the order of the day.

“We all the elected members of the house should ensure that our supporters do not demean others on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age and disability. Madam Speaker, we have all come a long way to let ungodly thoughts undermine our dream for our nation’s future, i.e. peace, prosperity, stability and equality .We must heal the division caused by intolerance and bigotry. It’s a challenge to the other side as well.”

In his maiden speech, Dr. Reddy highlighted that a common thread of diverse culture, religion and identity unites people.