1 Jul 2009

Samoa's Prime Minister ignores call to delay controversial road switch.

8:02 pm on 1 July 2009

Samoa's Prime Minister has ignored the latest call from the People's Party leader and lawyer representing the People Against Switching Sides, or PASS, Tole'afoa Solomona To'ailoa, to postpone the September start of people driving on the other side of the road.

Tole'afoa had called on Tuila'epa Sailele to put off the changeover until the Courts rule on legal action challenging the legislation.

It comes after the Supreme Court last Friday dismissed a strike out motion by the Attorney General, Aumua Ming Leung Wai, against the legal action.

Tuila'epa says the road change will go ahead, but Tole'afoa has told reporters that if the Prime Minister was to postpone the time frame for the roading changes it would show his respect for the court.

Meanwhile PASS is calling for financial support from the public to help fund its action against the Government's road switch.