The country’s judiciary has been accused of potential conflict of interest and favouritism.

Samoas deepening political crisis has taken yet another turn today after the Attorney Generals office launched an astounding attack on the countrys judiciary.
The Supreme Court hearing over whether the swearing in of the FAST party outside Parliament was legitimate has been adjourned to next week after the Attorney Generals office called for the withdrawal of all local judges, citing potential conflicts of interest.
In a media statement the Attorney Generals office said the actions of the judiciary is concerning after the Chief Justice tried to open the locked doors of parliament on Monday.
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It comes as the nations Attorney General also tries to have the presiding judge disqualified due to a potential conflict of interest.
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This came after the Supreme Court had ruled Parliament must sit on Monday but that was ignored by the Speaker of Parliament and incumbent Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi who ordered Parliament closed.
The Attorney General’s office says the Chief Justice Satiu Simativa Perese may be in contempt of Parliament and as the Chief Justice, the caretaker Speaker and staff are not subject to court jurisdiction as per the law.
Another case which was to be heard by the Court of Appeal over the extra creation of a seat to meet the minimum ten per cent requirement of women in Parliament is also on hold until next week.
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The standoff between the newcomers and the party thats been in power for the past 40 years continues.
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Again the Attorney General’s office says local judges have a potential conflict of interest and potential favouritism as all four cases between the FAST party and HRPP have gone against HRPP.
In court today the Chief Justice asked on what authority the Attorney Generals office has to dictate the work of the judiciary.
He says the Supreme Court will rule next week over whether there is any merit to the recusal or withdrawal of judges.