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Bakshi: There is no place for racial discrimination in NZ

Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi

National List MP

Media Statement

There is no place for racial discrimination in New Zealand

National List MP Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi has condemned anti-Muslim comments by NZ First MP Richard Prosser.

“Mr Prosser’s uninformed and offensive comments have the potential to seriously damage New Zealand’s international reputation, and our standing as a fair and tolerant nation,” Mr Bakshi said.

“New Zealand prides itself on being an inclusive society, and we have a very strong tradition of human rights. However, from time to time we are reminded that closed-mindedness still exists in our community.

“As a Sikh, and member of a minority community, I understand how hurtful comments like this can be. Mr Prosser’s suggestions have absolutely no place in our Parliament, or our country.”


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