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Hate speech

Aqela Susu
Saturday, February 10, 2018

SUPERVISOR of Elections Mohammed Saneem has advised political parties to take care of their party activists who have been engaging in alleged hate speech.

He said the Political Parties (Registration, Conduct, Funding and Disclosures) Act outlined the laws and regulations surrounding these activities.

"The Political Parties Act has a code of conduct which requires political parties to ensure that they do not engage in hate speech," Mr Saneem said.

"If there are political parties' activists who are doing this, I believe the political parties should quickly take care of their code of conduct in these matters."

Meanwhile, Mr Saneem earlier said the Fijian Elections Office had also noticed an increase in activities on social media from some individuals named as candidates for some political parties for this year's general election.

He claimed there was a particular person who was posting aggressive languages against the FEO.

Mr Saneem clarified that these were misinformation and also warned that the FEO would not hesitate to take action against people who were misinforming people about their work.

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