12 Jun 2007

Decision imminent on heir to Samoa's Malietoa title

5:57 pm on 12 June 2007

The son of Samoa's late Head of State, Malietoa Tanumafili II, is reported to have been unanimously selected by the Vainu'upo heirs to be the next holder of the Malietoa paramount title.

According to the Newsline newspaper, the decision was made last week to give the title to Fa'amausili Moli,.

But two other heirs of the Malietoa title held their own discussions last weekend in Sapapali'i in Savai'i Island where they have yet to decide whether to support Fa'amausili Moli.

The newspaper report says the bestowal of the Malietoa title upon the son of the late Head of State will be held later this week.

This is reported to happen ahead of the deadline for nominations to elect the next head of state in parliament due to be held at the beginning of next week.