The electoral commissioner and the chief executive of the ministry of justice have been suspended by the public services commission in Samoa.
Papalii Malietau Malietoa and Masinalupe Tusipa Masinalupe are suspended on full pay awaiting the outcome of an investigation carried out by the commission.
The PSC chief executive, Fuimaono Beth Onesemo, says there are allegations of non-compliance
with governing legislation and policy regarding their duties
Fuimaono says the two week suspensions are necessary and can also be extended.