6 Sep 2004

Tongan king appoints new justice minister

3:50 pm on 6 September 2004

The Tongan king has appointed Fielakepa as Minister of Justice and Attorney-General.

The appointment comes after, the ministers for Justice, Police and Commerce were asked to resign reportedly after voicing their concern over government moves to cut the kingdom's domestic airlines from two to one.

Fielakepa has been the Minister of Lands, Survey and Natural resources since 2001.

He became a member of parliament when the King appointed him Governor of Ha'apai in 1998.