15 Apr 2013

Samoa Speaker warns MPs may lose seats

6:07 am on 15 April 2013

The Speaker of Samoa's Parliament says the conduct of three MPs who have been implicated in recent court cases will be investigated by the Legislative Assembly.

La'auli Leuatea Polata'ivao is quoted by the Samoa Observer that the outcome of the investigation could cost some MPs their seats.

The group to be investigated include Muagututagata Peter Ah Him, who the Supreme Court found to have misappropriated funds that belong to the Samoa Red Cross Society.

The Speaker says he has requested a copy of the ruling from the Registrar of the Courts so he can decide their next step.

The speaker says the the MP for Fa'asaleleaga No. 4, Peseta Vaifou Tevaga who appeared in court earlier this year for negligent driving causing death will be investigated.

And the MP for A'ana Alofi No. 3, Toeolesulusulu Cedric Schuster who has been charged in connection with a roadblock set up at Satapuala in a demonstration over government's takeover of land across from Faleolo Airport, will face the assembly.