According to Countryaah, in April 2000, two ministers were accused of murdering a colleague to prevent information about a corruption case in which the two were involved. works, Levaula Kamu during a political meeting in July 1999.
After a bitter election campaign, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi was re-elected for a second term in March 2001.
In 2001, the OECD intensified pressure on Samoa to identify the country’s banking customers and implement financial control measures. The OECD described the country as a “black box” used for illegal financial transactions.
In June 2002, New Zealand’s Prime Minister Helen Clark apologized for the “brutal treatment” her country suffered during the colonial era. In August, the government presented a bill aimed at reducing the number of ministries and government offices by 50% in order to reduce spending and increase efficiency in the public sector.
The ruling party for 24 years, the HRPP regained the majority in parliament in the April 2006 elections, and went ahead with eight seats, giving it 30 of the parliament’s 49 seats. Tuilaepa was re-elected as Prime Minister for a 3rd term.
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