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Speaker to give ‘Matter of Privilege’ ruling on notice

This morning, Speaker of Parliament Dr Jiko Luveni announced that she has received a ‘Matter of Privilege’. Dr Luveni has not confirmed the particulars of the Matter of Privilege, however, she said she would give her ‘ruling on notice’. LUVENI: “Now, I’ll consider this and give my ruling on notice.” Members of Parliament are entitled […]

Staff Writers

July 7, 2016 1:23 pm

This morning, Speaker of Parliament Dr Jiko Luveni announced that she has received a ‘Matter of Privilege’.

Hon. Dr Jiko Luveni on the Speaker's Chair which was a gift from the Government of India to commemorate Fiji’s independence in 1970.(Parliament of the Republic of Fiji)
Speaker of Parliament Dr Jiko Luveni. (Parliament of the Republic of Fiji)

Dr Luveni has not confirmed the particulars of the Matter of Privilege, however, she said she would give her ‘ruling on notice’.

LUVENI: “Now, I’ll consider this and give my ruling on notice.”

Members of Parliament are entitled to certain constitutional rights that are referred to as the parliamentary privilege.

Meanwhile, two Opposition MPs, Hon. Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavi and Hon. Tupou Draunidalo had been suspended from parliament for breaching the parliamentary privileges.

Members of the Privileges Committee:

  • Deputy Speaker, Hon. Ruveni Nadalo (Chairman),
  • Hon. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum,
  • Hon. Faiyaz Koya,
  • Hon. Inia Seruiratu,
  • Hon. Semesa Karavaki,
  • Hon. Salote Radrodro.

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