Lynda tells PM to take heed of anrgy emojis

Opposition Whip Lynda Tabuya making a point during the virtual Parliament. Picture: PARLIAMENT OF FIJI

Opposition Whip Lynda Tabuya says Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama should take heed of the angry emojis and abusive remarks levelled at him during his contribution to the 2021-2022 budget in Parliament this week.

“The Government has obviously missed the most important point of communication which is defined as an exchange of information,” Ms Tabuya said during her contribution to the 2021-2022 Appropriation Bill.

“Communication from Government to the people has been only one way.

“The only way the public has been able to communicate is through angry emojis on the honourable prime minister’s videos on social media.

“Does he not see how angry the people are? I honestly hope he reads the Facebook comments on his videos after he reads his speeches and yes, on TikTok too.”

Ms Tabuya said on the video of the prime minister’s budget presentation on the Parliament of Fiji website, there were more than 1000 angry emojis. ”

The comments are so bad, I cannot repeat most of them here and even Parliament’s repeated notice of ‘no abusive remarks’ kept popping up on the screen. But that is what happens when you do not communicate and listen.”

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