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'Too much lasulasu'

Litia Cava
Saturday, February 10, 2018

THE issue of politicians in Fiji not speaking the truth has been continuously highlighted in the media every day, says Attorney-General and Education Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.

While addressing students and parents of Naqali District School in Naitasiri yesterday, Mr Sayed-Khaiyum stressed the importance of honesty and speaking the truth.

"Unfortunately a lot of people, even grown-ups don't speak the truth. We can see that in the media every day now, all these politicians not speaking the truth, there's a lot of lasulasu (lies) going on, too much," he said.

He said it was imperative for people who held leading positions in Government and communities to be honest.

"There's no point holding a position if you know you got that position by telling people lies.

"There's no point in me becoming a minister if I'm going to come to you in election time and lie to you to win your vote, no point because if I hold that office it means I am not holding it on my own will and you will always get caught out," Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.

He made these comments during a talanoa session with parents and teachers of the school.

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