Pōhiva saved Tonga, but kingdom faces dangerous times and reforms could unravel warns veteran journalist Michael Field

Ne haofaki’i ‘e ‘Akilisi Pōhiva ‘a Tonga ki mu’a he’ene hoko ko e palēmia’, ko e lau ia ‘a Michael Field ko e tangata faiongoongo ‘iloa Nu’u Sila ma‘a e Pasifiki’. Kuo’ ne fakatokanga mai ‘e lava ke toe veteki e fakalelei fakapolitikale ne fai ‘e ‘Akilisi Pōhiva’ pea kuo toka mei mu’a ha taimi fakatu’utāmaki ki Tonga. Ko e fakamatala tonu ‘eni ‘a Field ki he Kaniva pea ‘oku’ ne lolotonga fa’u foki ha tohi ki he mo’ui ‘a ‘Akilisi’.

‘Akilisi Pōhiva saved Tonga even before he became Prime Minister, veteran Pacific affairs journalist Michael Field said today. But he warned that Pōhiva’s democratic reforms could unravel and that dangerous times lay ahead for the kingdom. In 2010 Field, who is writing a book on the late Tongan leader, said it would be unwise for…


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