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NFP leader questions President’s speech

National Federation Party leader, Biman Prasad, has taken issue with comments by President Epeli Nailatikau at the opening of parliament yesterday. NFP Leader Biman Prasad was quoted by Radio NZ: If you don’t promote dissent, if you don’t allow diversity of views, if you don’t allow disagreements, if you don’t allow divisions within parliament, then you cannot […]

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September 15, 2015 11:01 am

National Federation Party leader, Biman Prasad, has taken issue with comments by President Epeli Nailatikau at the opening of parliament yesterday.

Biman Prasad says it is ridiculous to expect the opposition not to criticise the government of the day.
Biman Prasad says it is ridiculous to expect the opposition not to criticise the government of the day.

NFP Leader Biman Prasad was quoted by Radio NZ:

If you don’t promote dissent, if you don’t allow diversity of views, if you don’t allow disagreements, if you don’t allow divisions within parliament, then you cannot call it a genuine democracy.

Ratu Epeli Nailatikau urged less division and more national unity in the next year and said it was inexcusable to undermine the Fijian economy for political gain.

He called on MPs to raise the tone in the upcoming session which will be the second year of parliament since landmark elections following the 2006 coup.

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