Wadan Narsey has called the decision by the Bainimarama Government to ban the use of the indigenous Fijian language in parliament “extraordinary and unilateral”. Is there another Parliament in the world where the language of the majority of indigenous people is banned? Narsey points out all of the contradictions in this policy, one of which is the fact that Bainimarama regularly addresses the theoretically multi-racial military in the language that is the mother tongue of 95% of its members. And when he does so, there is no translation for the benefit of those who don’t understand what he’s saying. Prof Narsey has called a motion to rescind this silly rule and allow the three major languages to be spoken in parliament.