King rejects PM’s proposal to become member of Privy Council and to increase powers over Police Commissioner

Ko e palēmia ‘aki ‘eni hono tolu kuo ‘oatu ‘enau hoha’a ki he tu’i fekau’aki mo e fa'unga pule'anga ne fa'u fakatatau mo e konisitutone mohu palopalema fau ‘o e 2010 ne fai’aki’a e liliu fakapolitilale. Kuo fokotu’u atu ‘e Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa ke ne kau atu ki he Fakataha Tokoni he oku mahu'inga ke ne ‘oatu totonu ‘a e ngaahi me’a ‘oku hoko ‘i he pule’anga’ ke nau feongoongoi tonu ki ai. Na’a ne toe fokotu’u atu ke fakalahi e mafai ‘oku ‘i he Lao Polisi’ kae lava ke fakalahi e mafai ‘o e minisitā polisi’. Ka kuo ikai ke tali ‘eni ‘e he tu’i. Ko palēmia Tu’ivakano ne ne fua ‘o hake ‘a e palopalema lahi ‘o e konisitutone 2010 pea ne nau fakamafai’i ai ha lipooti ‘a e tangata mei he Kominiueli’ ko Peter Pursglove he 2014. ‘I he lipooti ‘a e tangata ko eni na’a ne pehe ko e konisitutone ‘a Tonga 2010 ko e kovi taha ia ‘i he ngaahi fonua Kominiueli, poupou’i ‘e he konisitutone’ ni ‘a e ngaue fakamataki fakapulipuli, ‘ikai fakatemokalati pea toe angaanga ta’efakalao hono konga lahi. Ne fakamahino 'e Pursglove ko hono fili mo fakanofo 'e he tu'i 'a e 'ateni seniale mo e komisiona polisi 'oku ta'efakatemokalati. ‘I he hoko hake ‘a ‘Akilisi Pohiva ‘o palemia na’a ne toe tokanga ki he palopalema tatau. Pea ko Tu'i'onetoa 'eni kuo ne toe 'oatu e hoha'a tatau natula tatau, he ka loto ki ai 'a e tu'i, kuopau pe ke liliu 'a e konisitutone' mo e lao'. Ka ‘oku ‘asi mai ‘eni ngali 'oku finangalo pe tu’i ke tuku pehe’i pe palopalema kuo tokanga atu ki ai 'a e kau taki 'o e pule'anga'.

The king has rejected a proposal to allow Prime Minister Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa to become a member of the Privy Council. The king has also declined a request by the Prime Minister to give the Minister of Police more power over the Police Commissioner. Hon. Tu’i’onetoa made the revelation during his meeting with some members of…


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