15 Aug 2018

Tonga's anti-money laundering laws come under scrutiny

From , 3:05 pm on 15 August 2018

Tonga has begun the process of evaluating whether its legal framework meets international standards to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism.

The acting Attorney-General says the project will be carried out by the government and the regional body known as the Asia Pacific Group on Money Laundering.

The move comes eight years after the last evaluation where the kingdom fell short in 16 key areas.

'Aminiasi Kefu told Koro Vaka'uta what is and has been done since.

Tonga's Acting Attorney-General 'Aminiasi Kefu

Tonga's Acting Attorney-General 'Aminiasi Kefu Photo: RNZI / Koro Vaka'uta