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Former Solomon Islands official ousted from post ‘after turning down Chinese bribes’

RFA – Radio Free Asia

By Hoi Man Wu for RFA Cantonese
2023.05.02

UPDATED AT 11:47 p.m. ET on 2023-05-02

Daniel Suidani, an outspoken critic of the Solomon Islands’ closer ties with China, was ousted as premier of Malaita in early February after refusing “huge” bribes from Chinese businesses who threatened to have him removed, he told Radio Free Asia in a recent interview.

Suidani, who is now in the United States, said his ouster was directly orchestrated by agents of the Chinese state after he proved uncooperative.

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