Luveni will not be dealing with a complaint lodged by the National Federation Party

Luveni will not be dealing with a complaint lodged by the National Federation Party

By Dhanjay Deo
Thursday 24/05/2018
Speaker of Parliament Dr Jiko Luveni

Speaker of Parliament Dr Jiko Luveni will not be dealing with a complaint lodged by the National Federation Party in relation to an allegation against a government MP.

The office of the Secretary General to Parliament says allegations by the NFP on a government MP relates to comments that were not made either in Parliament or a Committee of the Parliament, therefore, the comments do not constitute grounds for the matter to be dealt with by the Speaker according to the Standing Orders.

The office says with reference to the submission by the NFP, the allegation relates to comments made at the Constitution Avenue car park last Thursday.

The Secretary General to Parliament has further stated that as rightfully pointed out in the letter from the NFP, the comments were made outside Parliament and given that the Fiji Police Force is now involved, it would be inappropriate for the Speaker to interfere further on the matter.

NFP’s Youth Wing President, Sharveen Chaudhry had alleged that he was threatened and intimidated by a government MP last week.

In his letter to the Speaker of Parliament, Chaudhry has alleged that the government MP approached him and his colleague in the parliament cark park and was visibly angry, biting down on his lower lip and shouting.

Chaudhry has alleged that the government MP confronted them with regards to certain social media posts that the NFP Youth Wing had made to his reaction and statements to their submission to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence on two treaties.

Chaudhry says it is important to note that during their submission, this government MP was the Acting Chair of the Committee.

NFP’s Youth Wing President has also alleged that this government MP told him to “watch out” stating their offices were in the same building and then he repeatedly called him and his colleague “rubbish people” as they walked towards the main entrance to Parliament.

Earlier today, FijiFirst Parliamentary Whip, Ashneel Sudhakar stated that the National Federation Party is probably getting the taste of their own medicine.

Sudhakar says NFP is the first party that talks about freedom of speech and expression and they are the first ones to run to the police and the Speaker of Parliament when somebody else expresses their views to them.

NFP’s Leader, Biman Prasad says he is disappointed with Sudhakar’s comments as he had expected Sudhakar to say that they do not condone any kind of threat by any member of the parliament which includes those in the opposition as well.

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
IN DEPTH
Fiji continues to be affected by COVID-19
Contact tracing continues for most parts of Suva and Nausori. Mon 19th Apr Tue 20th Apr Wed 21st Apr Thu 22nd Apr Sat 24th Apr Sun ...
2 days ago

258,000 people lived under the Basic Needs Poverty Line according to the 2019-20 Household Income and Expenditure Survey
Survey says almost one in five school aged children in Fiji are educationally deprived
2 days ago

Debate on the Bill to Amend the iTaukei Land Trust Act
Debate on the Bill to Amend the iTaukei Land Trust ...
48 days ago
FEATURE NEWS
FULL STORY: Viti Levu borders to be lifted from tomorrow, curfew hours for Viti Levu will be from 9pm until 4am and social gatherings of up to 20 people permitted indoors in people’s homes and up to 30 people outside
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has announced that from 4am tomorrow, 17th September 2021, the containment area borders will lift everywhere on Viti...
4 hours ago
LATEST NEWS
Exams for years 12 and 13 likely to be moved to next year
Permanent Secretary for Education, Doctor Anjeela Jokhan has revealed that external examinations for Year 12 and 13 students are most likely to be ...
25 minutes ago

Children between 15 to 17 years will be vaccinated with the Moderna vaccine
Permanent Secretary for Health Dr James Fong says they will be vaccinating children between 15 to 17 years with the Moderna vaccine and this exercise ...
2 hours ago

Once we vaccinate at least 80% of adults in Fiji, we will be in an excellent position to open quarantine-free travel with other countries that have deployed the same vaccines we are using in Fiji - PM
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says once we vaccinate at least 80% of adults in Fiji, we will be in an excellent position to open quarantine-free ...
2 hours ago

All workplaces, houses of worship, hotels, restaurants, cafés, cinemas, gyms, pools and tattoo parlours will be able to open at 70% capacity from Oct 4th but only to fully vaccinated persons
From October 4th, all workplaces, tertiary institutions, houses of worship, hotels, restaurants, cafés, cinemas, gyms, pools, tattoo parlours will ...
3 hours ago

NGO Coalition on Human Rights shocked at the instant termination of Kemueli Naiqama
The NGO Coalition on Human Rights says they were shocked to hear about the unfair dismissal, instant termination and the reported ‘escorting' of ...
5 hours ago

TOP