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Motion raised to send Tonga PM overseas for health assessment
5:19 pm GMT+12, 04/10/2018, Tonga

 A bitter feud has again emerged in Tonga's parliament, with two nobles raising a motion to send the prime minister overseas for a health assessment.
 
Lord Tu'ilakepa and Tevita Lavema'au moved that the House send 'Akilisi Pohiva for an assessment, and that a report on his health be sent back to parliament.
 
They also pushed for their no-confidence motion against Pohiva to be heard Thursday, Parliament's final sitting day.
 
The Speaker did not respond to the requests.
 
The opposition - which largely consists of nobles - has repeatedly tried to have Pohiva ousted, despite him voters returning him to power last year with an increased majority....

SOURCE: RNZ PACIFIC/PACNEWS


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