Bainimarama: Christian state will not help nation-building:

Fiji will be a secular state,” says Prime Minister Commodore Frank Bainimarama.

This was the Prime Minister’s response to the Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) party submission summary handed to the Constitution Committee by the party constituent leaders.

The SDL said Fiji should be a Christian State and Christianity is the state religion.

“This will never happen,” the Prime Minister said.

The Prime Minister said Fiji as a secular state would tie in well with Government’s new roadmap in building a better Fiji for all.

Fiji is a multi-cultural and multi-religious society and the Prime Minister said these had to be respected.

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