Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama says that if any member of FijiFirst Party made the same statement that SODELPA MP, Mosese Bulitavu made, it would be their last day in parliament and it is shameful that he still sits in parliament.
Bainimarama highlighted this while speaking on the motion for parliament to strongly condemn Bulitavu’s racist and derogatory statements about Indo Fijian and iTaukei women.
He says that it is shameful because Bulitavu has been verbally abusing the women of his own party for years.
The Prime Minister says the women in the opposition have failed to condemn Bulitavu’s statement.
Bainimarama says Bulitavu is one of those men who thinks women belong in the kitchen making dinner rather then going to work and earning a pay cheque to support their families, and a man who believes they rank above women.
He says all these men share the same backwards mentality, they all fit into the culture of abuse in our society and they are all cowards.
Bainimarama says Bulitavu proved himself to be such a man when in response to an horrific act of violence committed against a Fijian woman, he gave voice to an ugly and an insufferable lie on social media.
Bainimarama says in the past, iTaukei people committed murder and they were perpetrators of violence.
He says there was no good intention behind Bulitavu’s post on social media as it came from a place of hate.
Bainimarama says the context in which the word Vulagi was used by Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu is what that matters when he labelled NFP and FLP vulagi parties.
Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu
He says no Fijian can be a vulagi in this country.