Fiji Time: 6:38 AM on Thursday 22 March

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Archives » Article Index

Samisoni said racist accusation dangerous

Aqela Susu and Nasik Swami
Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Update: 12:17PM ANYONE in the country who talks about race is branded a racist by government.

This was told to Parliament by newly sworn-in Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) MP Dr Mere Samisoni.

In her maiden speech, Dr Samisoni said this was dangerous and should stop.

"Let me say to members opposite that they should not confuse race with racism. These are separate," she said.

"Race is the categorisation of humans into distinct groups with shared traits and ancestry. Racism in its simple form is a prejudicial belief that members if a certain race are superior or inferior to another race."

Returning to Parliament after 12 years, the businesswoman also questioned government's policies on the ease of doing business in the country.

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64740.6284
JPY 53.386250.3862
GBP 0.35270.3447
EUR 0.40460.3926
NZD 0.69590.6629
AUD 0.64750.6225
USD 0.49700.4800



Exchange Rate updated on 21st, March, 2018

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Deadly disease
  2. SGS junior has fastest 100m time
  3. Veremalua wants another gold, a win for his daughter
  4. Free education clarification
  5. SJSS take two
  6. Datt declares NFP support
  7. Home for widow
  8. Police question 13year old for rape
  9. Simpson wins it for Grammar
  10. Drop-outs return to school

Top Stories this Week

  1. Sims' 100th game Thursday (15 Mar)
  2. Meningococcal disease outbreak Tuesday (20 Mar)
  3. Men urged to marry Thursday (15 Mar)
  4. 'Forced to go' Saturday (17 Mar)
  5. Doctors speak out Sunday (18 Mar)
  6. No desk for this girl Monday (19 Mar)
  7. Where are our horses Sunday (18 Mar)
  8. Baravilala's ode to Cessna victims Thursday (15 Mar)
  9. A star in the making Thursday (15 Mar)
  10. 12 dead by disease Tuesday (20 Mar)