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State Funeral details uncertain

Nuku'alofa, Tonga

Former TNRL President Semisi Sika. 2018

The program for the State Funeral of Tonga's Prime Minister Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva remains uncertain after Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Semisi Sika sent out an urgent press release at 1:13am this morning (Monday) saying a draft programme had been released “by mistake” two days ago.

His email at 01:13 am to media and other contacts stated: “Please be informed this program was sent by mistake,  planning is stil in progress. It was sent to update committee members only. Final copy should be sent out tomorrow.”