Samoa PM backs village rights to ban foreign businesses

05:05 am on 24 August 2017

Samoa's prime minister is siding with village councils who've banned Chinese-owned businesses from setting up in their communities.

Locals are worried they're being squeezed out but there's criticism that policies for foreign investors are unclear.

Dominic Godfrey has more.


The Samoan Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi speaks at the launching of the new Talofa Airways at Fagalii airport on August 22 2016 Photo: RNZI/Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia