The Speaker of parliament in Samoa has warned local media over breach of parliament privileges after the publication of the government chief auditor's report by the only daily newspaper.
The report will be debated in parliament next month after it was tabled in June last year and forwarded to a parliament committee for a review.
The speaker, Laauli Leuatea Polata'ivao, insists the publication of a leaked copy of the report is against the privileges of parliament because the parliamentary committee has yet to report back to the house.
The speaker has now passed the matter to police for an investigation.
The chief editor of the Samoa Observer daily newspaper, Savea Sano Malifa, says he did not want to comment because the matter is now under investigation.