NEWS FLASH! Samoan Right to Left Driving Decision POSTPONED! Article, one hour ago.... Excerpt:
APIA, Samoa - Following a protest march this morning, which saw almost 2000 people participate, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Lupesoliaia Malielegaoi has promised to reconsider the date of the driving side switch....
Organised by People Against Switching Sides (PASS), the protest was staged as a final plea to the government to delay the road switch from the 7th of September to a later day.
"I can see that this is important to you, that you have made your voices heard, that you want us to reconsider," Tuilaepa commented after meeting the protesters.
"I promise you this, the Cabinet will meet today to reevaluate the hard decision we had already made, so that you know that we, like you, also care," the Prime Minister said.
Stay tuned, fans of arbitrary conventions and transitional transactions costs everywhere! (Oh, and I should point out that the closely watched Samoan Supreme Court case, brought by PASS, failed on Monday. Story.)