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Monday 7 February 2005
California, USA
Clive Edwards was for eight years the most active and public critic of Tonga's pro-democracy movement even succeeding, at times, in jailing pro-democracy Members of Parliament. Now, however, he wants to join them as one of the nine Commoner MPs. How can someone who has spent close to a decade trying to keep the people out of Parliament suddenly claim that he is one of the commoners now? It's all a ploy to get back into a position of power so as to finish a lot of what he started earlier in his career. - Siane Tu‘ione
Friday 4 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
When I became Minister, Kalafi Moala's little newspaper attacked me weekly for a period of nine years. These attacks have come in the form of nasty, personal letters to the Editor and articles which were all prepared by Kalafi Moala and his staff. ...His obsession for personal revenge is making him a fanatical campaigner. - Clive Edwards.
Monday 31 January 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kingdom Air Services Limited was a company formed by five local business men (including two former Royal Tongan pilots now both working overseas and myself) in conjunction with a significant offshore investor, to apply for a domestic air services license following the collapse of Royal Tongan Airlines in March 2004. The local shareholders were to hold only a minority interest (25% between them) in the company. -Steve Edwards
Friday 28 January 2005
Kolofo'ou, Tonga
The heavy artillery for the ongoing misleading assault was provided by the former Minister of Police who also signed the agreement that transferred the operations of the Tonga Electric Power Board to Shoreline, while he was in government. - Sitiveni Finau
Friday 28 January 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The lengthy explanation of HRH Tupouto'a confirms in detail his knowledge of what was going on, his involvement and participation. These explanations contradict what he previously said viz: ...."I was opposed to the anti-media laws on the grounds that they were not our style of doing things in this country".... How can HRH be opposed when he allowed the Bills to go through and presided over meetings where he gave advice and directions on how to maintain a united front to secure enactment of the Bills? - Clive Edwards.
Tuesday 25 January 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There is no confusion on my part as to what transpired in the Cabinet Meetings and I shall leave it at that. The only other witnesses are the other Cabinet Ministers and I have no intention of dragging them into this debate because I do not need their help to defend myself from the likes of Clive Edwards. - hrh
Tuesday 25 January 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In the Privy Council Meeting which was held before the vote over the Media Bills were about to come up in Parliament, I alluded to the fact that that this had become a cause célèbre among large sections of the public and I knew that there was dissent within the Cabinet ranks. ... Clive Edwards made an impassioned submission in support of the legislation. hrh
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Tuesday 25 January 2005
Saipan, Northern Marinanas Islands
Did Clive Edwards really have power to intimidate commoners? Was it really a power or was it a "Kakala Pe"? That essence has just gradually faded away as time goes by. -Edgar Cocker
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Monday 24 January 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After Government had lost the first set of actions against it by the media, it looked at the Prohibited Publications Act and the Customs Act. I recall what was said and it’’s a matter of words whether it was proposed, suggested, implanted or hinted that Government should look at the American situation on the media and adopt it here. After that, Crown Law engaged Senior Counsel from overseas to put in place what would be appropriate legislations. - Clive Edwards
Monday 24 January 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Regrettably I must again write to inform you of another of Clive Edwards's lies. He said to you that I had announced that there was a plot for a coup by some ministers. The real story is as follows. - hrh
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Friday 21 January 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
I read in Clive Edwards's interview that he accused me of proposing the Media Operator's Act. This is wholly untrue but as Edwards is running for parliament his wild accusations are, I suppose, understandable. I was opposed to the anti media laws on the grounds that they were not our style of doing things in this country. - hrh
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Tuesday 18 January 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Only months ago Clive Edwards, as Tonga's Minister of Police and sometimes Acting Prime Minister, was seen by many as the most bull-headed man in the Tongan parliament. Ruthlessly defending and implementing the King's and Royal Family's wishes, and employing his Special Branch Police to spy on the community to isolate dissent, few would doubt that he has been a formidable opponent of Tonga's pro-democracy campaigners ever since he was appointed by the King as a minister in 1996. Interview with Clive Edwards. Part Two. By Pesi Fonua
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Monday 17 January 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's former Minister of Police, Clive Edwards, claimed he was sacked in August last year after being accused by the King's sons of plotting a coup and leading rebel ministers against their policies. "When Tupouto'a turned around and said ‘There are certain ministers here that I have received reports who are attempting to carry out a coup,’ I laughed, because no such information had come before me from the Special Branch," said Clive Edwards. Interview with Clive Edwards (Part One) by Pesi Fonua
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Tuesday 4 January 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The letter of HRH Prince Tupouto'a on the subject of the high power costs, is informative and historical BUT purposely refrains from providing any sensible explanation. It did not address the issues, which have and are causing the public outcry over the costs of electricity nor did it attempt to alleviate the general concerns and plight of people who are so adversely affected. - Clive Edwards.
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Saturday 28 August 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister HRH Prince 'Ulukalala Lavaka Ata announced in a Press Release late last night that it had become "necessary that the tenure of office of three of Tonga's ministers ended". They were named as: Hon. William Clive Edwards, the Minister of Police, Prisons and Fire Services; the Hon. Dr Masasso Paunga, Minister of Labour Commerce and Industries; and Hon. 'Aisea Taumoepeau, Attorney General and the Minister of Justice.
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Friday 18 June 2004
Nuku'‘alofa, Tonga
Two prisoners who suffered abuse in Tonga's Hu'atolitoli Prison had escaped under duress a Judge has declared, after accepting unchallenged evidence that the two had been tortured by the Prison authorities.
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Thursday 10 June 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Temo, has been mockingly misused by Clive Edwards and Sangster Saulala's TV OBN appearances, says Rev. Simote Vea of the Human Rights & Democracy Movement In Tonga.
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Law
Wednesday 14 April 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Although the long-awaited report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry on the operation of the Royal Tongan Airlines was approved by the Privy Council on April 8 for release to the public, the report can't be printed until government makes funds available.
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Wednesday 31 March 2004
Nuku'‘alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Minister of Police, and Acting Prime Minister, Hon. Clive Edwards, vehemently denied any involvement in a squash growing deal that went bad, during claims for damages heard in the Nuku‘alofa Supreme Court during the last week of March.
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Tuesday 30 December 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There was no Christmas cheer for the Tongan media from the Tonga Government this year. In the Christmas Eve mail postmarked "Nuku'alofa December 24, 2003" were the Gazetted copies of the government's new Media Legislation, which had been withheld from the eyes of the local press after being signed by the King in November this year.
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