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PM Pohiva “really sick” says spokesperson after election

Nuku'alofa, Tonga

‘Akilisi Pohiva is congratulated by supporters as he leaves Parliament House. 29 December 2014

After winning today’s election, Tonga’s new Prime Minister elect ‘Akilisi Pohiva, was rushed home by his family who said he was “really sick”.

Pohiva was unable to comment on his win, his son-in-law Mateni Tapueluelu told media waiting outside parliament house.

“I am really sorry but he is really sick right now and needs to go home and rest.

“I have told him … but he really can’t talk right now. He is really sick and might  collapse / faint somewhere. We really need to take him home…. Maybe tomorrow please, I’m sorry,” said Mateni, the Kele’a editor, who is also the People’s Representative for Tongatapu #4.

Comments

False start! no fumble! Na'e fai 'emau sio 'akapulu 'aneafi, ko e tau'i 'eha ongo timi, pea koia pe 'e malohi pea 'alu ia ki he 'playoff'. 'I he 'uluaki fo'i 'play' pe kuo homo fo'i pulu ia meihe 'quarterback' 'a e timi lelei 'o to'o ia 'ehe tokotaha meihe timi 'e taha 'o 'alu ia 'o tata'o. Na'e kaila tokotaha 'i he'emau kau sio TV 'akapulu 'false start' kae pehe mai tokotaha ia 'no fumble'. Kaikehe ne toki langa hake pe 'a e 'quarterback' na'e 'fumble' 'o malohi ko e 21 kihe 7. 'Oku 'ikai te mau 'ilo pe ko e 'false start' 'eni pe ko e 'fumble'. We wish the 'quarterback' will win the ball game .... SAIA

Really Matangitonga? After rationalizing your news coverages this is the story you picked for your headline? Kuo hā pē ke mou cover mai ʻa e mavava pea mo e fiefia ʻa e kakaí ʻi loto Nukuʻalofa he taimi naʻe ui ai kuo maʻu ʻe ʻAkilisi e filí, tālolo e fuʻu kakaí ʻi Pangai Siʻi pea hooni mo e ngaahi meʻalelé mei hahake ki hihifo, flooded e Facebook with all the congratulations for the First Commonner to be Democratically Elected as the Prime Minister of Tonga. Toki mahino ai ʻa hoʻomou ʻāsenitá. Fakamālō ki he Kaniva Tongá ʻi heʻenau ʻomai ha ongoongo ke ngali ko e meʻa fakahisitōlia eni ki hotau fonuá pea fakaʻamu pē te mou toki ʻomai fakalelei ha ongoongo ʻoku langimaʻa tuha mo ʻetau hanga atu ki he taʻu foʻou´ na. ʻOfa atu

'Oku 'oatu heni 'a e fakamalo ki he Matangi Tonga 'i hono fai hono fatongia ke 'omai 'a e ngaahi ongoongo ke fanongo kiai 'a e kakai. 'Oku 'i ai 'a e loto 'ofa mo e faka'amu ke vave ni mai pe ha toe foki 'a e mo'ui lelei ke ma'u 'e he Palemia fo'ou he 'oku 'i ai 'a e 'amanaki melie ki he ta'u 'e 4 ka hoko mai ke ne fai ha ngaahi ngaue ke langa'i hake ai hotau fonua 'oku tau 'ofa u'uu'u ai ki 'olunga. Ko e 'epoki fo'ou eni kuo tau au'u kiai. Malo. Sione Tu'itavake Fonua

Taumalolo. 'Oku 'ikai ngata pe 'i Tonga na 'a e tue mo e mavava 'i he 'epoki fo'ou kuo a'usia 'e Tonga, pea mo e ikuna 'a 'Akilisi, ka 'oku a'umai ki 'Amelika ni. Ko e sio 'akapulu koia na'aku lave ki ai 'i 'olunga, fakataha pe pea mo 'emau tue 'i he ikuna kafakafa 'a 'Akilisi kuo fai. Ko e 'comments' ko 'ena na'amau fai 'i 'olunga, ko e fai atu pe ia mei he kau poupou 'o 'Akilisi. Ko e fakamanatu atu kia koe mo 'Akilisi, kuo tau 'i he mala'e 'o e 'superball', pea 'oku 'watch' kitautolu 'e mamani. Kuopau ke tau 'amanaki kiha me'a tatau, pe 'e toe kovi ange 'i he kaha'u. Kapau ko e ki'i mahafu 'ena 'oku ke teuteu ki he 'superball', pea 'oku totonu keke ki'i 'sideline' pe koe kamau 'play' kimautolu. Tukuange Matangitonga ia he koho nau fatongia 'o nautolu ke tukumai ha fa'ahinga ongoongo pe 'oku nau loto kiai. Teuteu 'e koe ho'o mahafu, pea 'ai ke 'professional' ke ifo fanongo 'a e kakai ka ta hanga 'o 'defend' ho cousin he 'next four years'. Manatu'i kuo ta 'osi tau 'superball', ka 'oku toe 'a e ta'u 'e 4, ke vakai'i ai koeha ha me'a 'oku ta fai ma'ae hou'eiki, pea mo e kakai 'o Tonga . Happy N'Year ..... ('oua teke lea kovi mai he koho matapule au) ...... SAIA

SAIA - We are Spectators, NOT Players! Fakamālō atu matāpule hoʻo lafo maí pea ʻoku ou tui tatau mo koe ko e malaʻe "super bowl" eni kuo tau manga ki aí ka ʻoku ʻIkai ʻaupito ke u tui ʻoku ta kau he vaʻingá. Ko koe mo au siʻoku matāpule ....We are Spectators, Not Players! Ko e kau mēmipa ʻe toko 26 ʻo e Falealea ʻo Tongá ko kinautolu ia ʻoku vaʻingá; they are the "Players". Kuo tataʻo ʻetau timí he kuo Palēmia ʻa ʻAkilisi ka ʻoku ʻikai ke ne liliu ai ʻa hota tuʻunga fakakaekaé ke ta kau he vaʻingá tukukehe kapau kuo recruit koe ia ʻe he Palēmiá ʻi hono mafai ʻi he Kupu 51 ʻo e Konisitūtoné ke ke Minisitā ka ʻoku ʻikai ke mau ʻilo pea tā ʻoku tonu pē hoʻo lau ʻoku ke kau he vaʻingá.
ʻOkú ke pehē ke "Tukuange Matangitonga ia he koho nau fatongia 'o nautolu ke tukumai ha fa'ahinga ongoongo pe 'oku nau loto kiai" ka ko e meʻa foki ke mahino kiate koé ʻoku ʻi ai ʻa e ngaahi General Code of Ethics for the News Media ʻa e Tonga Media Council ʻa ē ʻoku sea ai ʻa Pesi Fonuá pea ʻoku makatuʻunga ʻi he code of ethics ko iá ʻa ʻeku fakaangaʻi ʻenau fili ongoongó (media coverage selection) pea mo e content ʻenau ongoongó. Hangē ko ʻeku lave ʻi ʻolungá, kuo toki mahino ai ʻa ʻenau ʻāsenitá. That's my own perception on what this story implies. Fakaʻosí pē, kātaki to'o ho'o fakakaukaú mei he "kamau 'play' kimautolu" ka ke foki mai ki he sideline ke ta "fakakaekae ʻataʻatā pē". Happy New Year atu siʻoku matāpule! Tau hanga atu ā ki ha taʻu foʻou ʻo e feilaulau, langa fonua mo tufunga fonua, tukupā mo e fakatonutonu ʻo e ngaahi pikopikó. ʻOfa atu MAPA

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