Deputy PM slams Heilala speech, but contestants linked arms in apparent display of solidarity

Pehē 'e he Tokoni Palēmia' ne ta'efe'unga e 'ulungaanga 'o Kalo Funganitao ko e Misi Heilala 2018 'o 'ikai fe'unga mo ia ke ne fai pehē 'i he siteisi' pea 'i mu'a he kakai 'o e fonua'. Ko ha lea 'eni 'a Funganitao 'anepō lolotonga e hilifaki kalauni 'o e Misi Heilala 2019. Ne ne fakahā ai 'ene mamahi mo ne pehē ne lohiaki'i ia mo 'ene fae'ee'. Na'a' ne toe pehē ne ne hoko ko e faingata'a'ia 'i hono fakamamahi'i ia he 'initaneti' ka ne 'ikai tokoni e kōmiti'. Pehē 'e sika ne 'osi 'i ai pe palopalema 'o Funganotao a'u pe ki he'ene hoko atu 'o fakafofonga'i 'a Tonga he Misi Pasifiki ta'u kuo 'osi'.

Tongan Deputy Prime Minister Semisi Sika has slammed comments made at last night’s Miss Heilala crowning ceremony by the 2018 winner as disgraceful. Hon. Sika was reported to have ordered that loud music be played to drown out a speech by last year’s winner, Kalo Funganitao. “She disgraced the dignity of the Miss Heilala pageant,”…


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