1 Apr 2008

Samoa government seeks to stop road switch challenge

1:52 pm on 1 April 2008

Samoa's Attorney General has filed a motion in the Supreme Court in a bid to strike out the legal action by people opposed the government's planned switch to driving on the left side of the road.

Aumua Ming Leung Wai took the action on behalf of the government and the prime minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi.

The acting attorney general, Rebecca Wendt, has sought a hearing date, with the Supreme Court judge, Vui Clarence Nelson, saying a date will be considered on Thursday.

The road side change bill is before the parliamentary committee for the Ministry of Transport for a final review before the legislation will go back to the house on April the 14th for further debate and the last reading