Tonga Politics

Tonga Democratic Party unlikely to change Party MPs

Tonga Democratic Party unlikely to change Party MPs

Kiliki heni This news in Tongan ke ke lau 'a e ongoongo ni 'i he lea faka-Tonga. UPDATED: Tonga’s Friendly Islands Democratic Party has indicated it will not change its current MPs for Tongatapu constituencies when it announces its list of candidates for the November election.   The announcement came amid pressure from sitting party […]

Auditor General blasts cabinet for withholding decisions, warns of corruption

Auditor General blasts cabinet for withholding decisions, warns of corruption

Tonga’s Auditor General, Dr Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa, has blasted the country’s cabinet for refusing to forward him copies of cabinet decisions. He said a lack of transparency in the executive body’s decision making process would encourage corruption. According to the Auditor General’s Report for 2012-2013, the government decided not to circulate any cabinet decisions to Dr […]

Edwards warns Tongan police and auditor’s office over passport leak

Edwards warns Tongan police and auditor’s office over passport leak

Tonga’s Minister for Justice Clive Edwards has warned Tonga’s Ministry of Police and the Auditor General, Dr Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa, over the leak of information about the Tongan passport scandal to Kaniva News and the New Zealand media. In an interview with Radio and Television Tonga, the Justice Minister even implied that Australia and New Zealand […]