PM Bainimarama won’t face assault charges over carpark tussle with MP

“In September, a report to the parliamentary privileges committee recommended Tikoduadua apologise to Bainimarama for what it described as a personal attack on the prime minister” writes Kate Lyons for Bainimarama told the Guardian in the weeks following the incident that Tikoduadua had insulted Bainimarama’s family during a parliamentary debate.Tikoduadua later tweeted: “If I am to choose between my seat and my dignity, I’d rather lose my seat.” The parliamentary privileges committee cleared Bainimarama of physical assault, but recommended he apologise to Tikoduadua for verbally assaulting him, which he did.

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