Prime Minister accused of censorship

The Prime Minister has been accused of censoring government-owned radio, 2AP after a former Member of Parliament, Papu Va’ai was banned from participating in the Tautua Samoa weekly talkback show on the radio last week. 

Former Cabinet Minister, Le Tagaloa Pita said it was clear dictatorship having excluded Papu from the talkback show. 

Papu was reported to have used the words “balls” (fuamiti) when he was trying to make his point on what the Prime Minister meant when he talked about a $100billion and two coconuts sue against the party. 

“It’s okay for the Prime Minister to use such forward statements and we aren’t?” asked Le Tagaloa.  

“It’s unfair but it is also clear that H.R.P.P. is using government assets to campaign.”

Tautua Leader, Palusalue Fa’apo II agreed. 

He said it was abuse of government assets from the political party being allowed and having more air time compared to them. 

It was not possible to get a comment from the Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Tuaimalo Asamu Ah Sam yesterday. 


Bg pattern light


Subscribe to Samoa Observer Online

Enjoy access to over a thousand articles per month, on any device as well as feature-length investigative articles.

Ready to signup?