Fiji Time: 11:29 AM on Thursday 1 September

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

PM: Ethics and morality part of political dialogue

Maciu Malo
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

PEOPLE of faith have an important role to play in society and government, as individuals and congregations. And the government must depend on people of faith as a moral compass.

These were the words of Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama during the Fiji Muslim League's celebration of Prophet Mohammed's birthday at Nadi's Prince Charles Park yesterday.

Commodore Bainimarama said people of faith gave voice to principle and ensured ethics and morality were a part of our political dialogue.

"This is essential for any society, but especially for a democratic one," said Commodore Bainimarama.

"Government must be pragmatic, but it must also uphold principle, stand for fairness, and stay true to the values of its people.

"Fijians are a religious people, and our government must depend on people of all faiths to be our moral compass, not to impose their religious practices through law but to ensure that government's actions respect the guiding principles of all faiths."

Commodore Bainimarama said many Fijians realised that religion could be a unifying force, "a bridge between us all, no matter what we believe".








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64330.6243
JPY 51.422748.4227
GBP 0.37240.3644
EUR 0.43970.4277
NZD 0.68340.6504
AUD 0.65570.6307
USD 0.49270.4757

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 1st September 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Ryan prepares to return to England, courier company helps out
  2. Natuva resigns
  3. Breaking the silence of rape
  4. Nakarawa recalls 7s call-up
  5. PNG shuns Fijian invitation
  6. Winners cry foul
  7. Police conduct house raid, 9 in custody
  8. $530m in remittances
  9. Call to utilise bus services
  10. PM stresses importance of education

Top Stories this Week

  1. Mata signs new deal Sunday (28 Aug)
  2. Wong helps Rawaca get a gold medal Friday (26 Aug)
  3. Veremalua gets help from Ryan on overseas contract Saturday (27 Aug)
  4. Ryan's plan to return to Fiji Tuesday (30 Aug)
  5. Gregan joins Kunatani in Navosa Wednesday (31 Aug)
  6. 'No place like Fiji' Tuesday (30 Aug)
  7. Kolinisau surprises fans with Macuata dialect Friday (26 Aug)
  8. Violence stops TISI Sangam annual meeting Sunday (28 Aug)
  9. Ryan's big day Tuesday (30 Aug)
  10. Ryan may return Friday (26 Aug)