Tonga's 16/11 has been labelled as a 'Day of Shame' by the new Ministry of Information. But now, one year on, there has been no enthusiasm by anyone to remember what happened in Nuku'alofa on that day. Editor's Comment by Pesi Fonua.
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Results for Tonga tensions
Monday 19 November 2007
Monday 18 December 2006
Tensions were building up inside and outside of the Tonga Legislative Assembly in Nuku'alofa during the week leading up to Thursday November 16, the day mob violence erupted, destroying much of the central business district. In the following report, Matangi Tonga staff piece together what happened on that ugly day, one month ago, including the events leading up to it.
Thursday 9 November 2006
Tension is mounting in the Tongan Parliament this week over the direction of the Political Reform that has been set in motion since the end of 2004. The drama is also a decoy by the politicians to distract public attention from the massive salary increase - backdated for two years - the Members have just taken for themselves.