Mateni Tapueluelu, the No. 4 Tongatapu People’s Representative to the Tonga Legislative Assembly has lost his seat, in a Nuku'alofa Supreme Court ruling on 11 December 2015 that found his election was unconstitutional because of outstanding debts on a court order from 2011.
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Wednesday 16 December 2015
Monday 7 September 2015
An appeal by the Kele’a newspaper, its publisher and editor, against a Magistrate's Court decision was dismissed by Lord Chief Justice O. G. Paulsen in the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court on 1 September.
Friday 14 June 2013
A letter writer to the Kele'a and the newspaper, along with its publisher and editor, were ordered to pay a total of $249,442 in damages and costs in a civil defamation case that was brought by the Tongan Prime Minister, Lord Tu'ivakano and six Cabinet Ministers, including the Minister of Justice Hon. Clive Edwards.