17 Dec 2014

Faumuina faces more allegations

10:59 am on 17 December 2014

Samoa's parliament is expected to debate this week whether to file criminal charges against civil servant and former Cabinet Minister Faumuina Tiatia Liuga who is alleged to have been involved in corruption and misusing public assets.

Faumuina, who was responsible for the Samoa Land Corporation, has been implicated in a report by the Chief Auditor and a parliamentary committee has recommended charges be filed.

The leader of the Opposition, Palusalue Faapo II, says the Prime Minister earlier told the house the committee's findings would be discussed in this week's last session of the house.

Faumuina stepped down as Minister of Finance after facing criticism from both government MPs and the opposition over his involvement in the alleged mishandling of money and the administration of the Samoa Land Corporation.

Samoa's Faumuina Tiatia Liuga

Samoa's Faumuina Tiatia Liuga Photo: Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia