PM disappointed over “leaking of confidential information” referring to DAC’s recommendations


Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afa has expressed disappointment on the leaking of confidential information recently, the submission by the Disaster Advisory Committee that was circulated before it reached Cabinet.

Acknowledging this is a long-standing issue, Fiame said unconfirmed and unverified information disseminated publicly will only create panic for the public.

Savali reports that the Prime Minister was referring to DAC’s submission of the level 3 extension that was approved by the Cabinet on Tuesday.

She said it’s unclear who is doing this, but it should stop as this serves only create confusion and panic  amongst the public.

Adding the submission by DAC was seen by the public before they had the chance to review it, and in any case, Cabinet doesn’t take the recommendations submitted this will lead the public to question Cabinet’s decision.

Keeping in mind these are just recommendations, there are a number of factors the Cabinet has to consider before they can make an informed decision.

The Prime Minister said the impact of leaking information to the public prematurely is dangerous and it has to stop.

Furthermore, the Prime Minister urged the public to await the official information from the Samoa Government during these trying times.