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Koya questions Kiran’s comments on talk-back show

FijiFirst Acting General Secretary Faiyaz Koya says the Assistant Minister for Women and Children, Sashi Kiran’s comments at the commemoration of the arrival of indentured labourers where she  sought forgiveness was disgraceful and ridiculous.

Kiran is alleged to have made the comments on a Radio Talkbackshow.

Speaking to FijiLive, the Opposition MP questioned her motive and on behalf of whom was she asking for forgiveness on behalf of a group of people.

Koya said: “What did the descendants of the Girmitian do so wrong that we need to ask for forgiveness – Our ancestors were brought to Fiji under pretenses and fake promises that in essence were brought as slaves in a foreign land where they were treated as outcasts.

“Just recently we heard on a talk show where she said that we should accept ethnic class. This is not just unbelievable, it’s ridiculous. This Pandering and Subjugating by her, I wonder where it stems from. Has she forgotten that she swore an oath under the 2013 Constitution which gives everybody equal citizenry?”

The former FijiFirst Minister said ridiculous and disgraceful behavior from the Assistant Minister and showed that she is completely out of touch with the reality that most people in Fiji have moved on from this divisional thinking.

Koya said Fijians are united under the banner that Fiji is our home.

He added that tomorrow’s celebrations should be a day of remembrance not a day of celebrations and on Fiji Day every October 10th, we must celebrate the vibrancy that is our religious and ethnic diversity that makes our beloved nation stronger and unique.

Ilaitia Ravuwai
Ilaitia Ravuwai
Journalist | news@fijilive.com

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