14 Apr 2008

Renewed protests due to be held in Samoa against driving switch

11:05 am on 14 April 2008

It is being predicted that thousands will attend a second protest march in Samoa against the government's plans to switch which side or the road vehicles drive on.

The road transport bill is expected to be put before Parliament this week for further debate and final reading.

The chairman of the opposition group, Tole'afoa Solomona To'ailoa, says the aims of the second protest, due to be held tomorrow, are to encourage the MPs through a letter not to support the legislation.

The group also wants the Prime Minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, to reconsider his policy.