THE Legislative Assembly of Tonga’s parliamentary term 2010-2014 will be officially closed next Thursday during a soft closing ceremony in Nuku‘alofa.
THE Speaker of the Legislative Assembly has called for an independent commission to advice on the appointment of judicial and legal officers.
Lord Fakafanua made the comment yesterday when the House discussed the Act of Constitution Amendment Bill 2014.
One of the proposed amendments was for the Judicial Appointments and Discipline Panel to be replaced by a Judicial and Legal Service Commission to advice on the appointment of judicial and legal officers.
The Bill proposed for a new committee of six members to make recommendation on the appointment of judicial and legal officers. Lord Fakafanua had his reservation about the majority of the committee members’ being selected by Government.
GOVERNMENT vehemently denied not selling the orbital slots 134 E and 138 E as claimed by Tongatapu 1 constituency MP, ‘Akilisi Pōhiva.