22 May 2013

Samoa's opposition considers move against Finance Minister's new budget

9:28 am on 22 May 2013

The Tautua Samoa opposition party is considering a political move against the Minister of Finance's new budget to be tabled in Parliament next week.

The allegations of abuse of public assets and money raised by 19 ruling HRPP party MPs in a letter to the prime minister is the main reason behind the move.

The party says the Finance Minister Faumuina Tiatia Liuga should resign after mismanagement in his ministry.

Tautua Samoa's leader, Palusalue Faapo II, says the Attorney General should consider investigating the allegations and file any charges against the minister.

He also did not reveal to reporters what action his party will take but he told local television a vote of no confidence against the minister's budget may happen.