Tonga's Attorney General steps down

Kiliki: heni ke ke lau a e ongoongo ni i he lea faka-Tonga

Tonga's Attorney General, Neil Adsett  said, "I confirm that I am finishing up soon as Attorney General in Tonga. It is the right time now for a Tongan lawyer to take over, especially with important cabinet meetings, parliament sessions and elections later this year".

‘Aminiasi Kefu is well respected and experienced as a lawyer and government adviser, and he will be the Director of Public Prosecutions and Acting Attorney General from 26th June.

It has been a privilege for me to be Tonga’s Attorney General for the last 2 and a half years and to have been involved at times in Tongan law for over 25 years.

I hope in time to continue to work in Tonga, perhaps keeping the laws up to date – and I hope to be living here in Nuku’alofa for part of the year anyway (my wife and I like it here at the house we have at Sopu.

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