26 Nov 2018

Samoan protestors 'forgiven but not forgotten'

12:02 pm on 26 November 2018

The Samoa Prime Minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, says he has forgiven the two suspects who verbally abused him in Brisbane earlier this month but they will not be forgotten.

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Photo: supplied / Forum Secretariat

The duo staged a protest during the launch of Samoa Airways flights to Brisbane.

They shouted abuse and threw items at the prime minister, including an uncooked pig's head.

Tuila'epa was unharmed.

He said the paramount concern was that Samoans "at home and abroad remain calm with peace and the rule of law prevailing".

The prime minister called the protest a "childish attempt to embarrass all Samoans which failed miserably".