King orders petitions from government’s enemies to be referred to Ombudsman

Ikai tali 'e he Tu'i' e tangi ke veteki e Fale Alea' mo e pule'anga' ka kuo' ne tu'utu'uni ke 'ave tangi' ni ki he ngaahi sino 'oku totonu ke lāunga'i ki ai ha ngaahi tukuaki'i hangē ko ia ne 'ohake 'i he Tohi Tangi' pea līpooti ange kiate ia hono ola'. Ko e tohi tangi 'eni ne 'oatu ki he Tu'i 'e ha kakai ko e ngaahi fili 'o 'Akilisi Pōhiva mo hono pule'anga' 'o taki mai ai 'a loea Clive Edwards, Minisita ki mu'a ko Sione Teisina Fuko 'uma'ā 'a Dr Viliami Lātū mo 'Isileli Pulu. Na'a nau fiema'u 'a e Tu'i' ke ne veteki leva 'a e Fale Alea' mo e pule'anga' pea fokotu'u ha pule'anga fakataimi fo'ou 'o tu'unga 'i ha ngaahi tukuaki'i kehekehe 'o e pule'anga ne nau fakahoko.

King Tupou VI has ordered three petitions attacking the government to be referred to the Ombudsman. The petitions have been organised by long standing opponents of the government and have demanded  the government be dissolved. In August November  2017 the Speaker persuaded the king to dissolve Parliament and put the government of ‘Akilisi Pohiva out…


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