‘Reports of $3000 allowance a lie’

Prime Minister of Fiji and Minister for iTaukei Affairs and Sugar Industry, Voreqe Bainimarama. Picture: SUPPLIED/ Fijian Parliament FB

REPORTS that Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama was getting a daily allowance of $3000 is a lie, said Minister for Agriculture Dr Mahendra Reddy in Parliament yesterday.

“Just on Monday, Honourable Kuridrani said Honourable PM is getting $3000 as daily allowance, no one is getting that kind of allowance, that’s an utter lie,” he said.

Dr Reddy said the comment by the Opposition member was a reminder that hatred and animosity still festered in society.

He said there were some who were willing to consciously impact the tenuous and fragile nature of racial harmony in pursuit of self-betterment.

Dr Reddy said those types of rumours could create a serious kind of hatred and intolerance among Fijians.

“They try to divide us, their views are fundamentally antidemocratic.

“True patriots embrace fairness, equality, and liberty and respect fellow citizens.

“One such true patriot is our Hon Prime Minister.”

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