5 Aug 2002

Samoa's Public Service Commission asks public to not prejudge suspended officials

11:18 am on 5 August 2002

Samoa's Public Service Commission Chairman, Gafa ioelu Elisaia, has urged the public and media not to make quick judgments concerning the disciplinary proceedings against employees of the Internal Affairs Department.

In a statement published in the Samoa Observer, Gafa says people should not presume they are guilty.

Last week, the paper reported that the Commission had suspended several top officials of the internal affairs department, including the Secretary, and charged them with malpractice.

At that time, the internal affairs minister described the press report as a ploy cooked up to sell newspapers.