Palusalue Fa'apo II

Newspaper offers different view: Opposition

The Tautua Samoa Party's free monthly newspaper 'Tautua Lelei' has an initial run of 2,000 with the first edition now being distributed around the country.

The Opposition Leader, Palusalue Fa'apo II, says having their own newspaper means they will be free to express their views.

"This newspaper will get the message to the people at the back, because at the meantime we are restricted through the media and also the other newspaper in Samoa."

It is the first time an Opposition Party in Samoa has started their own paper.

Samoa opposition angered by electoral amendment

Speaking on the amendment in Parliament, the Opposition Leader, Palusalue Fa'apo II, says the government wants more women MPs yet this amendment would limit their chances to enter politics.

He says some women who are willing to stand in next year's general election have called him to make a strong stand against the proposed electoral requirement.