18 May 2007

Samoan school children line funeral procession of former Head of State

9:47 am on 18 May 2007

Samoan school children will line the route of a procession today for the coffin of the late Head of State, Malietoa Tanumafili, as it makes its way from his personal residence at Faatoia to Parliament House.

The former head of state will lie in state for 24 hours at Parliament house before tomorrow's state funeral.

Eulogies at the funeral will be presented by the Prime Minister and a member of Malietoa's family.