Samoans who claim they are poor are lazy, Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele says.
In a comment on the government website Savali, Tuilaepa says having no food, water, clothes, a home or access to medical treatment was poverty.
There was no poverty in Samoa.
"Every Samoan has claim to land. There are plenty of mangoes, pawpaws, bananas and breadfruit falling off and rotting on the ground, plenty of fish in the sea," he said.