FWCC Coordinator Shamima Ali was uninvited to the dinner hosted by the Fijian Prime Minister to welcome the United Nations Secretary General an hour and a half before the event yesterday by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ staff Arieta Moceica.
Fiji Womens Crisis Centre in a social media post says that they believe this was because Ms Shamima Ali spoke out against police harassment of Non Governmental Organisations prior to UN Secretary Generals arrival and media coverage.
This is a petty act of vindictiveness, or maybe fear on the part of governemnt authorities and totally unbecoming and rude and definitely not vaka Viti!Ms Shamima Ali, Cordinator for Fiji Womens Crisis Centre
Ms Ali added they of course gave some outlandish reason of oversubscribing but we all know the real reason.
It is believed that Ms Ali had already RSVP’d her acceptance on Monday.
According to The Fiji Times, the police earlier this week grilled Ms Ali demanding to know what she would discuss with United Nations Secretary General in a private meeting scheduled with him.