29 May 2021

Tongan MPs apologise to the King for poor effort

From Pacific Waves

MPs in Tonga are promising to come up with ideas to improve their output after stinging criticism from King Tupou VI.

Earlier this month the King, in the speech from the throne to open the parliamentary session, has chastised the MPs, questioning their honesty and their ability to run the government.

Our correspondent in Tonga, Kalafi Moala, told Don Wiseman what the MPs are now promising, but he began by outlining the King's concerns.

Tonga's King Tupou VI

Tonga's King Tupou VI Photo: RNZ Pacific/ Indira Stewart

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