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Toi Aukuso Cain (born 4 January 1959, died April 18, 2009) was a Samoan politician.

Samoa country in Oceania

Samoa, officially the Independent State ofSamoa and, until 4 July 1997, known as Western Samoa, is a country consisting of two main islands, Savai'i and Upolu, and four smaller islands. The capital city is Apia. The Lapita people discovered and settled the Samoan Islands around 3,500 years ago. They developed a unique Samoan language and Samoan cultural identity.

He was elected Member of Parliament for the Faleata West constituency in 1979, and served for twenty years until his arrest. [1] He served for a time as Minister of Post and Telecommunications. [2]

In 1999, Cain was arrested with fellow politician Leafa Vitale and the latter's son Eletise Vitale in connection with the murder of Luagalau Leva'ula Kamu, the then Minister of Works. Kamu was shot dead by Eletise Vitale at a party celebration for the Human Rights Protection Party. The shooter pleaded guilty to the killing, and gave evidence implicating his father and Cain in the plotting of the murder. All three men were sentenced to death, a sentence subsequently commuted to life imprisonment by head of State Malietoa Tanumafili II. [3]

Leafa Vitale was a Minister of Works and Minister of Women's Affairs in Samoa, who along with Toi Aukuso, former Minister Minister of Post and Telecommunications, plotted the assassination of Samoan Minister of Public Works Luagalau Levaula Kamu in 1999.

The Human Rights Protection Party is a Samoan political party. It has dominated Samoan party politics since 1982.

Malietoa Tanumafili II Malietoa in Samoa

Malietoa Tanumafili II, also called Susuga, was the Malietoa, the title of one of Samoa's four paramount chiefs, and the head of state, or O le Ao o le Malo, a position that he held for life, of Samoa from 1962 to 2007. He was co-chief of state in 1962 and became the sole head of state on 15 April 1963. At the time of his death, he was the oldest national leader in the world. It is a common mistake that the Malietoa title is a title equivalent to a king-ship. Malietoa is known as the first warrior title, and is respected not as a King but as a Tamaaiga or Ao Mamalu ole Malo. He was the last incumbent president-for-life in the world.

Cain remained in prison until a few days before his death, when he was admitted to Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital to receive treatment for liver cancer. He died in hospital on April 18, 2009. [2]

Liver cancer gastrointestinal system cancer, located in the liver

Liver cancer, also known as hepatic cancer and primary hepatic cancer, is cancer that starts in the liver. Cancer which has spread from elsewhere to the liver, known as liver metastasis, is more common than that which starts in the liver. Symptoms of liver cancer may include a lump or pain in the right side below the rib cage, swelling of the abdomen, yellowish skin, easy bruising, weight loss, and weakness.

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