PM Pohiva advised to avoid mental burdens
Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 14:43
Tonga, effectively, is without a Prime Minister, because Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva, on a brief return to the country, told the Tongan media this week that his doctor in New Zealand had advised him not to engage in any intensive mental activity. By Pesi Fonua.
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Good interview, Mr Editor
Good interview, Mr Editor/Publisher. Many of the messages from our Honourable PM are a bit confusing, especially to Dongans in the diaspora. We, or at least many of us, have been totally left behind when trying to make sense of the political shenanigans plaguing our beloved country. HM King Tupou VI, in his last two speeches to Parliamentarians, clearly identified the priorities that the Government should be working on to improve the quality of life and well being of the present and future generations of Tongans. However, for me, the view from abroad and from recent visits to Tongatapu has been that our honourable PM, assorted bureaucrats and beneficiaries of the PM's patronage, seem to be the only ones who have an inkling of the type of "democratic" system that is in the process of being developed. The majority of the poor and marginalised groups of the population are busy eking out a living to meet their daily needs. Many others have resorted to crime, drugs and alcohol. No wonder that the PM's "doctor in New Zealand advised him not to engage in any intensive mental activity." My spiritual adviser/doctor interpreted this warning to mean that It is time for the PM to prepare to meet his maker. He reminded me that "There are three sides to every story (argument) - your side, your opponent's side and the RIGHT side." And who decides what the right side is? Answer: GOD aka (also known as) our creator/the forces of the Universe and other names depending on the faith you have chosen to follow. My spiritual doctor respectfully suggested that our Honourable PM might take heed of a lesson from history viz "Despite the good work that you may have done and achievements during your lifetime, you will be remembered for the last dumb thing that you did in this world."