18 Nov 2010

Samoa PM not offended by SUNGO CEO comment

2:39 pm on 18 November 2010

Samoa's prime minister says the Umbrella of Non Governmental Organisations is not being evicted from a state house because its CEO spoke against him.

Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi says SUNGO can now afford to buy property for its headquarters, unlike other organisations which ask for government help.

SUNGO's CEO Roina Vavatau had said she believed it got the eviction notice because she called Tuilaepa a dictator and ruler of a one party state on New Zealand's television programme, Campbell Live.

Tuilaepa told reporters he did not watch the show and does not get angry over something he has not seen.