18th September 01:34 PM
Vuniwaqa supports motion for PM and Tikoduadua to apologise or face 6 months suspension
By Semi Turaga
Friday 06/09/2019
Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa

Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa says they are not saying that the Prime Minister wasn’t wrong and the government is not condoning violence. 

While supporting the motion for the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and NFP MP Pio Tikoduadua to apologise today or face 6 months suspension, Vuniwaqa says the Opposition is saying that only the Prime Minister was wrong.

She says they are not saying that the Prime Minister wasn’t wrong as the Privileges Committee has made that finding for them.

Vuniwaqa says the Privileges Committee has also found that Tikoduadua was wrong.  

Vuniwaqa stresses that violence is not justified.

Vuniwaqa says this is a parliamentary process that they are going through which is fully mandated under the standing orders and that does not stop the criminal investigation within the Police jurisdiction.

She says parliament as an independent institution considered the two matters under scrutiny under the Privileges Committee.

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