The unelected AG has said people criticising his ballot paper covered in numbers are insulting the intelligence of Fijians. He said people can use mobile phones so they should be able to understand the numbers on the ballot paper. And how many people have mobile phones? Over 100% he says. There are more SIMs than there are people, therefore everyone has a mobile phone, therefore everyone can understand his ballot paper. If Khaiyum thinks every voter has a mobile phone let him visit some remote villages and see how many of the older iTaukei citizens have phones. Why can’t the people have a say? Let NGOs who deal with the people have an input. They didn’t get any say in the Konstitution but let them have a say in the ballot paper.
Fiji Times May 11, 2014 Objection insults Fijians