10 Sep 2012

Foreign missions in Solomon Islands warned not to meddle in politics

3:06 pm on 10 September 2012

A political pressure group in Solomon Islands has warned foreign missions not to meddle with the country's politics.

The Malaita Ma'asina Forum made the warning before this week's motion of no confidence in parliament against the Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo.

The Forum's president, Charles Dausabea, says it has received information about three embassies hosting dinners for members of parliament and he says the embassies intend to influence the outcome of the no confidence motion.

Mr Dausabea says foreigners should refrain from meddling in Solomon Island politics and MPs should be allowed to determine their country's destiny.

The Malaita Ma'asina Forum is a major critic of the Prime Minister and supports efforts to topple him.