A-G calls for Fiji to come together with a clean heart and mind

Minister for Education Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum clarify's an issue yesterday. Picture: JONA KONATACI

Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum. Picture: FT FILE

THERE is no such thing as iTaukei blood, Indo-Fijian blood or half-caste blood, says Fiji’s Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.

In his right of reply in Parliament on Friday, while speaking on the issue of dividing people along racial lines, he said people had labelled him and his children “kawa ca”.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said people gave blood to other people based on blood grouping and that God created every man equally.

He said people should come together with the same mindset without prejudice in order to rebuild the nation.

“Let’s come together with a clean heart and mind, let’s build a Fiji for all Fijians — this is true patriotism,” Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.

“After all, we will be judged by the deeds and when we go to the grave, we will be held accountable for what we are doing today.”

He said indigenous experience in Fiji had been remarkable when compared with other countries such as Australia.

The Great Council of Chiefs, he said, was a foreign and freak organisation established by the British administration that needed to be thrown out, adding it did not have an impact on the chiefly system in the country.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said the Opposition MPs should get away from their negative mentality of dividing people along racial lines.

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