TEARJERKER TO PARLIAMENT: 'Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum was in tears in Parliament yesterday as he highlighted what his wife, Ela, had to endure between 2014 and 2018; she was upset about comments on social media'
TONGUE-TIED IN PARLIAMENT: We strongly believe in the freedom of speech but we also strongly feel that ENGLISH should be the only language spoken in Fiji's Parliament. In the old bad days, native Fijian MPs used to abuse Indo-Fijians, calling them kaisi bokola botobotos etc, etc, etc. Hi, Ram, we must not allow Indo-Fijian MPs to speak in Hindi. They will resort to babbling in Sudh Hindi (pure Indian Hindi), instead of Fiji Hindi, the language of the original Indian coolies. That is why we have always condemned the activities of the Indian High Commission in Fiji, and against their propaganda and freebies; they want to lure the Indo-Fijians away from their indentured roots, to look up to 'Mother India', and not FIJI!
'Acting Prime Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum was in tears in parliament yesterday as he highlighted what his wife, Ela had to endure between 2014 and 2018. While speaking in parliament, Sayed-Khaiyum said his wife is very special and a very humble person who avoids public settings like a plague. However he says Ela is a person of tenacity and resolve. Sayed-Khaiyum says the past four years in particular in the lead up to the 2014 elections and this elections, personal and ethnic religious vilifications against him increased significantly. He says Ela was part of the team that was monitoring social media. An emotional Sayed-Khaiyum says Ela was personally and extremely upset by the comments but he did not want to acknowledge it at the time as he was focused on the general elections.' Fijivillage News, Friday, 30 November 2018
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