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Rise against the fear

Nasik Swami
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

THE Social Democratic and Liberal Party has expressed solidarity with independent election candidate Roshika Deo in her protest against those who are threatening her.

Party leader Ro Teimumu Kepa claimed Ms Deo's fear was the reflection of the environment she lived in.

"Roshika is a brave girl and should be commended for making a report to the police," Ro Teimumu said.

"We say to her, keep up your courage; do not be afraid of bullies and thugs."

She said standing up against fear and intimidation was the only way to defeat it.

"All right thinking people should join hands against this. We've had enough of fear. The spreading of the pattern of intimidation to our youth, who make up a large percentage of the voting population, is very obviously a sign that some people are afraid of them."

Ro Teimumu claimed what happened to scholarship holder Tamanirarama Jone was a perfect example of the attempts to cow these first-time voters.

"It was disgraceful that his scholarship was taken away from him because he had a political association.

"SODELPA encourages our young citizens to become involved in politics. It is their right. I can assure Tamanirarama that a SODELPA government will immediately reinstate his scholarship."


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