TONGA’s general election has been set for November 18, 2021.
THE Legislative Assembly's parliamentary session for the year 2021 will be officially closed next Thursday on September 16 in a soft closing ceremony.
The Speaker of Legislative Assembly of Tonga, Lord Fakafanua this afternoon delivered to His Majesty, King Tupou VI, the second part of the Legislative Assembly’s reply to the Speech from the Throne in the event of the State Opening of the 2021 Parliamentary session on May 6th, 2021.
Lord Fakafanua, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly submitted the Illicit Drugs Control (Amendment) Bill 2021, which proposed the death penalty for certain offences. This included adding the death penalty for the offence of unlawful import and export of 5kg or more of a Class A illicit drug. It also added the death penalty on the third or consequent strike for any person who without lawful excuse supplies, administers, compels or engages, employs or uses a child for illicit drugs offences.