BRUTUS! Khaiyum to Draunidalo: You did not have to call [Reddy] a fool. You could have come up with a smart response like, 'Well, we are not as obtuse as you are. Obtuse means thick, you could have said that to him"
Khaiyum to Privileges Committee: "You did not have to call him a fool."I said. "You could have come up with a smart response like, "Well, we are not as obtuse as you are. "Obtuse means thick, you could have said that, and that is acceptable. She [Draunidalo] said, "Aw, I am not as eloquent as you are" and that is where we left it. I then went and sat down, Mr Chairman, to have my tea."
If a bunch of Indo-Fijians were a majority on the Opposition benches and a native Fijian Education Minister stood up and boasted that he was a "TOPPER" and they need to have some TOPPERS there, the gut reaction of the Indo-Fijian MPs would be, "Hey, Calling us dumb coolies. You Idiot". That is what Draunidalo meant, nothing more and nothing less. Anyway, why didn't Aiyaz Khaiyum object on the floor of the House. If anything, he was foul-mouthing Reddy, suggesting to NFP president Tupou Draunidalo that she should have referred to Reddy in Parliament as bloody "Obtuse" - "Thick" - meaning STUPID. Idiot means "a person of low intelligence". Basically, it was rose by another name - both, Khaiyum and Draunidalo concurred that Reddy was stupid or a person of low intelligence. He was NO TOPPER; he was OBTUSE: stupid or unintelligent
And Brutus did not stop there. He revealed that his stool pigeon was Vijay Narayan: "I then received a text message and I have got copies of that here, which I am happy to pass on to the Committee, from Vijay Narayan who is a News Editor of Communications Fiji Limited and the Legend News Station and he said: "Bula Sir, you had raised a Point of Order saying that Draunidalo called Reddy a fool, she then got up and said 'calling us dumb natives, you idiot'. Will this matter be taken further? Thanks, Vijay.Hi Sir, Vijay here, any comments on that Draunidalo comment in Parliament? Will any action be taken?"