Fijivillage
NEWS SPORTS
ACCF
ACCF

Rabuka says Maharaj should contact him directly instead of making a public call for Bulitavu to step down

Rabuka says Maharaj should contact him directly instead of making a public call for Bulitavu to step down

By Vijay Narayan
Monday 08/07/2019
[L-R] Leader of Opposition and SODELPA Parliamentary Leader Sitiveni Rabuka and Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Justice, Law and Human Rights, Alvick Maharaj

Leader of Opposition and SODELPA Parliamentary Leader Sitiveni Rabuka stresses that the Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Justice, Law and Human Rights, Alvick Maharaj should communicate with him directly rather than making a public call for SODELPA MP, Mosese Bulitavu to step down from the committee.

Maharaj says it is very disturbing for him as Chairperson of the standing committee as Bulitavu is a member of the committee.


SODELPA MP Mosese Bulitavu

He says Bulitavu should do the honorable thing of stepping down from the committee as his post on social media was totally against the principles of human rights.

Maharaj says the committee is currently in the process of scrutinizing the Registration of Sex Offenders Bill, which is basically about safeguarding our mothers and sisters.

The Assistant Minister for Employment says while on one side the parliamentary committee is working on a domestic bill to protect the right of Fijian women regardless of ethnicity, a member publically pointing fingers on Fijian women of Indian descent to be having affairs and using the ‘bulubulu’ custom to reconcile a rape or extra marital affair cases in the iTaukei community is not acceptable nor it should be tolerated.

Alvick Maharaj says he has known Bulitavu since high school and he was not like this. Maharaj says he believes its SODELPA’s ethnic profiling and policies which has polluted Bulitavu’s mind.

He says he is seriously concerned about how many other young Fijian minds have been polluted by such policies of SODELPA, and have such cheap thinking with regards to Fijian women.

Maharaj says it is a very sad day for the for the Parliamentary Committee on Justice, Law and Human Rights that one of the members has such a cheap thinking with regards to females in Fiji.

When questioned on whether Bulitavu will be asked to step down, Sitiveni Rabuka says Maharaj should contact him as SODELPA appointed Bulitavu to the committee.

We are currently trying to speak to SODELPA President, Ro Filipe Tuisawau.

ADVERTISEMENT

MH Moneygram
MH Online Shopping Banner

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
IN DEPTH
Budget Debate 2020 - 2021
Members of parliament will deliver their response to the 2020/2021 National Budget. 2020-2021 Budget ResourcesAddressEstimatesSupplementRevenue ...
16 days ago

National Budget 2020-2021
Full coverage of 2020-2021 National Budget including budget consultation from different sectors. Major changes announced in the 2020/2021 ...
29 days ago

SODELPA spectacle
With SODELPA going through changes and opposition within the party, we give you all the stories that covered these ...
40 days ago
FEATURE NEWS
Fiji Airways extends the cancellation of scheduled international flight to Sept
Fiji Airways has extended the cancellation of scheduled international services through to the end of September as no travel bubble arrangements have b...
10 hours ago
LATEST NEWS
Liquidity is not the only factor that determines the interest rate in market – Rakesh Ram
The Chairman of the Association of Banks, Rakesh Ram has stressed that liquidity is not the only factor that determines the interest rate in the ...
4 hours ago

Paper and circular lead cuttings being used in place of money in e-ticketing machines rendering them in-operational – Vodafone
Fijians are being negatively affected as e-ticketing machines at the Suva Bus Stand and others around Fiji are currently not working, and Vodafone ...
4 hours ago

Chaudhry questions Sayed-Khaiyum on why he took up 2 hours of the Natabua students’ study time to lecture on non-academic issues
Fiji Labour Party Leader, Mahendra Chaudhry has questioned the presence of the Economy Minister, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum at Natabua High School on ...
9 hours ago

14 children pass away due to cancer this year as they were brought in too late for treatment
14 children have passed away due to cancer this year alone as they were brought in too late for medical treatment while there are currently 70 ...
9 hours ago

Man sentenced to 18 years imprisonment for raping two boys
High Court Judge Justice Riyaz Hamza has sentenced a 29 year old man to 18 years imprisonment for raping two boys in Nasinu in 2017. He was ...
9 hours ago

TOP