“Someone has to pay,” Police Minister says as Turkish tanker blamed for blackout

Tukuaki’i motu ‘a e keipolo ‘initaneti ‘a Tonga' ki he vaka lolo Toake na’a’ ne fa’a fetuku hake lolo’ ki Tonga. Kuo pehē na’e ma’u ‘i ha ngaahi ‘ata mei he satelaite' ko e vaka’ ni ne ‘i he feitu’u mo e taimi tatau ne hoko ai e motu’ ‘o nofo ta’e ‘initaneti ai ‘a Tonga ha mei uike ‘e ua. Ko e fakamole ki he mamau' ni ne ‘i he $2 miliona’. ‘Oku fai ‘a e ngāue fakalao ki heni pea ne ‘osi fakataha e kau taki e vaka’ ni mo e poate ma’umafai ‘a Tonga ki he taulanga'.

Police Minister Mateni Tapueluelu has vowed Tonga will take action over the internet blackout that cut the kingdom’s communication with the outside world in January. Hon. Tapueluelu said the loss had cost the kingdom $2 million. “Someone has to pay,” the Minister told New Zealand’s One News. “I’m sure some legal action will take place.”…


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