19 Oct 2018

Samoa PM denies accusations of wealth and off-shore investment

11:43 am on 19 October 2018

Samoa's Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has opened up about the latest accusations levelled against him by social media blogger O Le Palemia.

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In his weekly radio programme, Tuilaepa denied owning eight homes in the United States.

He also denied having off-shore accounts in the Cayman Islands, saying he has never been there.

Tuilaepa has also denied any of his children have government jobs in the US.

He said although his daughter-in-law works at the ambassador's office in New York his son is only there to look after their children.

He again called on the Attorney General's Office to look at extraditing the supposed blog writers to face criminal charges.

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