Government supporters concerned over Privy Council’s failure to renew Judge’s contract

Kuo ‘i ai ‘a hono fehu’ia ko e hā nai ‘a e ‘uhinga kuo ‘ikai fakalōloa ai ‘e he Fakataha Tokoni’ e konituleki ‘a e ‘Eiki Fakamaau Lahi’ ki mu’a Owen Paulsen. Ko e toki ta’u fā pe ‘eni ‘ene ngāue ‘i Tonga’. Kuo fakahikihiki’i lahi ‘a e fakamaau ko ‘eni ‘i he ngaahi hopo lalahi ‘o e fonua’ kau ai ‘a e keisi e Tongasat, hopo ‘a e pule’anga’ mo e Pacific Games pea kau heni mo hono fakafoki ko ia ‘o Looti Sevele ‘O Vailahi ki he lakanga sea he kōmiti ki he Sipoti Pasifiki’. Kuo ‘i ai ‘a e ngaahi faka’uhinga mālie mo lelei lahi ‘a e Fakamaau ko ‘eni ne tuku mai he'ene ngaahi tu’utu’uni hopo ne laulau peesi ‘o ‘ikai lava ai ke mau fa’a lipooti kotoa atu ki he kakai’ ke nau lau ai. Ka ko e koloa mahu’inga ‘a e taukei ko ‘eni’ na’e tonu ke toe fakangāue'i pe ‘e Tonga ‘i ha toe ta’u hoko ‘e 4 ke ‘aonga. Ka ha’u ha fakamaau fo’ou ‘e toe fakaangaanga ia ke ne ma’u ‘a e taukei ko ‘eni ne ‘osi ma’u ‘e Paulsen. Kaekehe, ‘oku lahi e hoha’a foki koeuhi ko e Fakataha Tokoni’ ‘oku ‘i ai ‘a e mafai ko eni ke ne fili mo fakangata ‘a e kau fakamāu’. Pea ‘oku ‘osi mahino he lau ‘a e kau mataotao he lao’ ‘oku palopalema lahi ‘a e fo’i fokotu’utu’u ko ia’. Pehē ‘e Peter Pursglove ko ha mataotao he konisitūtone’ ‘oku ‘ikai lava ngāue ‘a e fokotu’utu’u fakakonisitūtone ‘a Tonga ko ia’ pea ‘oku ‘ikai fenāpasi ia mo e ngaahi pilinisipolo ‘o e pule fakatemokalati’. Pehē ‘e Loea Dr Rodney Harrison ko e mafai ‘o e Fakataha Tokoni’ ke nau fili mo fakanofo ‘a e kau fakamāu' ‘oku fakatu’utāmaki ia. Pehē ‘e Loea Clive Edwards Snr ko e mafai ‘o e Fakataha Tokoni ki he Fakamaau’anga' kuo hoko ko e manukia'anga.

Questions have been raised about the departure of Lord Chief Justice Owen Paulsen, who is leaving Tonga for New Zealand. As Kaniva News reported yesterday, Lord Chief Justice Paulsen has been appointed an Associate Judge of the High Court in New Zealand. He will sit on the bench in Christchurch. Comments made by Justice Minister…


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