Threat on P.M’s life made on social media

09 February 2019

A member of the public has made a verbal threat against Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, in a video that immediately went viral last night.

Saute Sapolu posted the video on Facebook yesterday. In the video, Saute swears at Prime Minister Tuilaepa, using words that cannot be published. 

He also makes a threat on Prime Minister Tuilaepa’s life, criticizing the way he runs the Government. 

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The video earned immediate condemnation from many Samoans who defended the Prime Minister. 

Saute also copped a lot of swear words in social media posts where people called him many names.

Saute’s video follows the arrest of King Faipopo, who has been charged with making false statements against the Prime Minister.

In a statement issued by the Police yesterday, they cautioned members of the public against abuse of social media.

“The damage that defamatory statements on social media outlets and cyber bullying has done to several members of the community is a matter that these laws are designed to address,” the statement said.  

It was not possible to get a comment from the Police last night on whether they would charge Saute.

09 February 2019

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