18th September 12:45 PM
Parliament should not interfere with the constitutional role of the Police - Rabuka
By Semi Turaga
Friday 06/09/2019
Opposition Leader Sitiveni Rabuka

Opposition Leader Sitiveni Rabuka says parliament should not interfere with the constitutional role of the Police particularly with incidents that are criminal in nature. 

He says the constitution guarantees the right to equality before the law.

While speaking on the motion by Ro Filipe Tuisawau that the Prime Minister apologise today and be suspended for 2 years, Rabuka says this requires that all citizens whether members of parliament, heads of government or cabinet ministers must be treated equally just as any ordinary citizen who is alleged to have breached any criminal law is investigated by the Police, and parliament therefore must not give parliamentarians special treatment or exemptions to criminal law which applies to ordinary citizens.

Rabuka says decisions in parliament against other members have been biased, vindictive and inconsistent with parliamentary norms, conventions and the rule of law because it is intended to suit somebody’s agenda.

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