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The call of the Friendly Islands

Tonga’s Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva. Photograph: Google Images. Someone circulated a satirical meme about Dear Leader – The Prime Minister of Tonga, ‘Akilisi Pohiva – who spouted to Radio Australia that in his country, “media is a government property.”  The confused reasoning?  He figured he dictated the industry. That was about the time some brave […]

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It looks very odd

Tonga’s Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva (3rd from right) and cabinet ministers. Photograph: Matangi Tonga. “It looks very odd,” exclaimed Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva, Tonga’s very own Dear Leader.  Speaking to the media at his legendary imagine I’m running a White House Press Conference, he blurted out an idea off the top of his head.  It […]

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Threatening the Press

Tonga’s Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva. Photograph: e-Tangata. Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva was Tonga’s very own Dear Leader.  Appointing himself the head of a security council of one, he got on Radio New Zealand to announce he was at war with the enemy of the state.  The Tonga Broadcasting Commission was in deep zoo poop.   […]

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Dear Leader

Tonga’s Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva. Photograph: Fale ‘Alea o Tonga.Dear Leader was having a spot of bother convincing the Tongan media at the press conference he called on Friday 3rd March, without giving any reason, that “the leader has the last say.”  The press was mouthy, questioning whether his thoughts were factual, lawful, and rational.  […]

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