Opposition says casinos will erode Samoa's cultural heritage | Pacific Beat

Opposition says casinos will erode Samoa's cultural heritage

Opposition says casinos will erode Samoa's cultural heritage

Updated 26 February 2013, 9:28 AEDT

The leader of the opposition in Samoa, Palusalue Fa'apo, has pledged to abolish legislation which opens the way for casinos to start operating in the country.

The process of awarding licences to interested hoteliers has already begun, with a Chinese company interested in setting up Mr Fa'apo's constituency of Safata.

He says the governnment's decision to sanction casinos goes against Samoa's cultural and Christian heritage, and he fears it will create a raft of social problems.

Presenter:Richard Ewart

Speaker:Palusalue Fa'apo, Opposition leader, Samoa

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