26 May 2021

FAST Party leader nonplussed by treason accusation

From Morning Report, 7:33 am on 26 May 2021

Samoa's incoming Prime Minister, Fiame Naomi Mata'afa, has dismissed accusations thrown at her FAST party by her predecessor, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi.

FAST's 26 MPs were swore in Monday on the lawn outside Parliament after Tuila'epa orchestrated the locking of parliament's doors.

On Tuesday Tuila'epa called the swearing in treasonous and said the judiciary, which has ruled in FAST's favour since the political standoff began, was biased.

Fiame told Don Wiseman of RNZ Pacific Tuila'epa likes to throw around words like treason.