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The Privileges Committee will present its report to Fiji Parliament on Friday.
Speaker of Parliament Ratu Epeli Nailatikau has allowed the committee’s request for more time to continue with deliberations over the privilege matter.
The matter before the committee is the alleged breach of privilege by both the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and Opposition MP Pio Tikoduadua.
On Monday, Speaker of the House Ratu Epeli Nailatikau informed parliament that after he considered all the relevant materials, under Standing Order 134, subsection 2, (a) there had been a prima facie breach of privilege by Bainimarama and Tikoduadua on 09 August.
The matter relates to the alleged personal attack by Tikoduadua against the Prime Minister and also the alleged altercations between the two.
Ratu Epeli says he is satisfied with the justification furnished by the committee to allow them to table its report tomorrow.
Meanwhile, Parliamentary Privileges Committee Chair Veena Bhatnagar says they weren’t able to complete their deliberations in the time frame given to them.
The Committee was supposed to table their report in Parliament today but asked for one more day, and to submit their report tomorrow.
Speaking to FBC News, Bhatnagar says they haven’t completed deliberations and needed to ask for the Speaker’s permission to complete their report.
When asked what was left for the committee to decide on, Bhatnagar reiterated they needed more time.
The Committee will have their last meeting today and they will deliver their outcome in Parliament Friday.
SOURCE: FBC NEWS/PACNEWS
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