Ex-PM of Samoa issues informal apology over court attacks

But Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi also told TV1 it's the "nature of their roles" as an opposition to question the three different arms of the Government.

"Sometimes we may be too harsh with the things we say, but that's just the nature of our role (as an opposition)," Tuilaepa said.

"And I apologise to the courts, we should give this arm of Government our utmost respect because their voice is rarely heard and we hardly see them at public places because they hold high positions and have been bestowed such high honour.