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Dear Editor

Re: Govt. sacks Village Mayor

Another evil method your government is using and undermining fa’asamoa. 

First they create a parliamentary system, which is not; it’s a slow motion system of a coup over the people. 

Many people don’t understand this slow motion coup over their faasamoan system because they understand a Matai system. 

Now you’re the government uses this coup system to pass laws wily nily. Then your government uses these wily nily laws to infiltrate villages giving themselves all the village power by controlling the mayor position. 

Just to make sure the government keeps all the power, they have also passed laws in 2014 to take away the liscence of lawyers who will try to fight for the rights of people.

This law was just used against the lawyer trying to defend the rights of the Sogi people in their land rights case against your government.

Faasamoa is in deep trouble because of these power grabs your government is manufacturing through that thing you call a parliamentary system. 

It’s actually not it’s a slow motion coup to destroy any democratic power people had under faasamoa placing all power in the hands of your government. 

With the reference to the letter titled “The true state of play,” I want to say that it is no longer done in secret.

The Government’s coup in slow motion over faasamoa and the Matai system of governance is complete. The P.M. has used his manufactured majority to create a system with no opposition. 

This now allows him to change the Constitution at will to alienate lands from the people and create laws in a second that gives him absolute power to suspend the license of lawyers that try to stand up for peoples rights to lands, and control village power by owning the mayors. 

He no longer has to operate in secret because he has all the power. 

Next we will see more dissidents thrown in jail, or deported, or denied entry, or condemned without due process like the good people of Luatuanuu have been.

 

Wendy Wonder

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