16 Nov 2018

Australian police investigate thwarted attack on Samoan PM

3:17 pm on 16 November 2018

Australian police are investigating an attempted attack on Samoa's Prime Minister.

Samoa PM and Police Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegoai

Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi Photo: RNZ Pacific /Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia

Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi was speaking at an event in Brisbane on Wednesday when two men threw rocks, eggs and an uncooked pig's head at him.

The men, who disguised their faces and also shouted slurs, then ran away, leaving Tuila'epa unharmed.

The Samoa Observer reports Queensland police are investigating the incident.