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Research in Fiji are race driven: AG

August 29, 2018 7:44 pm

Research or analysis carried out by some people are very ethnic driven and is beholden to personalization.

Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says being a post-colonial society, sometimes Fijians unknowingly fall into a particular way of thinking.

Sayed-Khaiyum says Fiji does not have a deep culture of research and critical analysis carried out by various people is limited to socioeconomic imperatives.

“Research requires you firstly to break down the walls within yourself, breakdown the walls you set up within yourself, the compartmentalization that exists within your own brains, that is very critical because if you are able to break down the compartmentalization then you can truly say that you’re quite liberal in your thinking. You’re open to suggestions and you’re open to new ideas.”

He was speaking at the Pacific People’s Research Skills Symposium in Suva yesterday, where he highlighted that many academics try and fit their research into a particular mind set.

The AG says that research can sometimes be limited, depending on the ability of one’s open mindedness.

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