Samoa chiefs and orators charged over bestowal of paramount title

Some chiefs and orators of Malie village at the bestowal of the Malietoa title last month. Photo: RNZ Pacific /Tipi Autagavaia

Police in Samoa have charged more than 20 chiefs and orators in the village of Malie with contempt of court over the bestowal of a paramount title. The charges were laid by the police because the matais did not obey an interim order not to go ahead with the bestowal of the Malietoa paramount title […]

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