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Commentary: Democracy cannot survive without effective and credible opposition

By Kalafi Moala   31 Dec 2020 - A working democracy requires credible and effective opposition in place to function properly. Anything less will create a...

Commentary: It is not PTOA or PAK, both failed

By Kalafi Moala   Nuku’alofa, Tonga - The Vote Of No Confidence (VONC) submitted to Parliament last week has met with a mixture of strong public...

Conflict of interest rampant in Government despite Prime Minister attempts to justify

By Kalafi Moala   Nuku'alofa, Tonga - While Tonga remains free from the Covid - 19 pandemic, there is another virus causing major issues of concern...

Why voices matter in times of moral crisis

By Kalafi Moala     Martin Niemoller was a Lutheran theologian and pastor in Nazi Germany who spent months in jail for his opposition to Nazism. He...

Tongan politicians abuse religion as a political cover

By Kalafi Moala   Nuku'alofa, Tonga -- Religiosity has become the norm in political campaigns in Tonga. Politicians are suddenly becoming more religious - if they...

Arrogant Prime Minister’s personal attack on journalist for reporting truth

By Kalafi Moala   30 September, 2020: In early 2019, I was contacted by Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa, saying that he was in a financially tight position and...

The Media – a constructive or destructive force in society

By Kalafi Moala 26 September 2020: MEDIA is a tool, a powerful tool that by the very nature of its existence, it inevitably engages in...

Tonga’s political conundrum: where do we go from here?

By Kalafi Moala Part 2 As a we continue to look at Tonga's political landscape, the 2010 Constitutional reform finally achieved the ideal to create a...

Where are we, and how did we get here?

 By Kalafi Moala If there is one thing Tongans can all agree on, is this: we are not in a good place, socially and spiritually,...

Na’e ikai ke tali ‘ehe Kapineti ‘a e aleapau mo e Kacific, MP Mateni Tapueluelu

Nuku'alofa, Tonga - 'Oku faka'ika'i 'e Mateni Tapueluelu, fakafofonga 'o TT4, na'e tali 'ehe kapineti 'o e Pule'anga 'o PM 'Akilisi Pohiva ha aleapau...

Tohi ki he ‘Etita: Mi’oi ‘o e mo’oni

‘Oku ou ongo’i ‘emau faka’ofa ‘i he’eku fanongo ki he feme’a’aki e Fale Alea ‘o Tonga mo e mio’i ‘o e mo’oni.

Opinion: Choose good leaders if you want a better system

27 May, 2020 - If we want good leaders in government, then, we the voters, must do a better job of vetting and selecting...

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A murder and suicide shock the Tongan community in New Zealand

By Kalafi Moala   The youngest child of a murdered mother, Toakase Finau, 29, was left with her grandmother, 'Alilia Teu Kata to care for. Kata...

“Say no to drugs” campaign, is this the beginning of a solution?

By Kalafi Moala   Nuku’alofa, Tonga - A significant march took place in Nuku'alofa on Saturday 13 March, with the declared theme of “Say No to...

Tohi kihe ‘Etita: Faka’ilonga ‘o e faihala

‘Etita, ‘Oku tatala ma’u pe e pulonga ‘o e fifili he taimi ‘oku fasitanunu e ngaahi kaupeau he halafononga ‘o e tangata ha vaaita ‘o...

Will the PTOA Party survive the latest crisis in leadership?

By Kalafi Moala Nuku’alofa, Tonga - It is the most well-known political party in the Kingdom of Tonga. And for many years, it was the...