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Dear Editor

Re: What dictatorship? Samoa is a democracy!

Well Wendy, I’m no expert at all but I’m surprised your hubby didn’t tell you a very well known story about the Malietoa title. Have you heard about the Tongans in Samoa? (ruled Samoa for some 500 years) 

All other chiefs were serving the Tongans. 

It was only the bravery of the brothers Tuna and Fata that finally defeated and sent the Tongans back.

Before the Tongans retreated in their canoes the Tongan king Talaifei’i congratulated the brothers “Malietoa malo tau” simply “Well fought great warrior” hence the Malietoa title to the brothers. 

Malietoa deserved to be the king of Samoa, as for accepting Christianity that’s for another day.

 

Fili Lemana

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