What happened to the process?

Dear Editor

Re: “Criminal Libel” and Prime Minister Tuilaepa’s gift from American Samoa 


I’m shocked that Parliament passed this Criminal Libel Law within in an hour!! THE CONSTITUTION OF THE INDEPENDENT STATE OF SAMOA Part 11 General and Miscellaneous under Article 109.

Amendment of Constitution - (1) Any of the provisions of this Constitution may be amended or repealed by Act, and new provisions may be inserted in this Constitution by Act, if a bill for any such purpose is supported at its third reading by the votes of not less than two-thirds of the total number of Members of Parliament (including vacancies) and if not fewer than 90 days elapse between the second and third readings of that bill:

Please correct me if I’m wrong but did our own government over-ride the Constitution? What happened to the 90 days between 2nd and 3rd readings?



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