4 Dec 2018

Temaru detention triggers Tahiti war of words

From , 6:04 am on 4 December 2018

There has been a war of words in French Polynesia after the opposition's Oscar Temaru faced his first ever formal police interrogation.

Mr Temaru is being investigated for alleged abuse of public funds which his party says is part of a French scheme to politically assassinate him.

Both the French High Commissioner and the public prosecutor firmly reject the claim.

Walter Zweifel reports.

French Polynesia leader Oscar Temaru.

Oscar Temaru Photo: RNZI