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Convicted nobles and civil servants get better deal under Constitutional change passed by House

There are 5 comments on the story from Mar 14, 2013, titled Convicted nobles and civil servants get better deal under Constitutional change passed by House. In it, reports that:

On Tuesday, 12 March Parliament started off with a bang when the Speaker reminded Commoners in the House that they would start with the Land Bill 2013, but under Clause 67 of the Constitution only nobles could debate and vote on matters relating to the entitlement of nobles.

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Cape Coral, FL

#1 Mar 15, 2013
King(s) of Tonga are very smart/ruthless, they use the nobels to do the dirty work. 1st step to become a democratic government, amend the constitution, let the commoners have more say and more freedom in the government.

Christchurch, New Zealand

#2 Mar 19, 2013

United States

#5 Mar 21, 2013
Wow it's the same old bull sh.... Real democrat will not allow that. Doesn't anyone have the guts to stand up to the nobles and get rid of stupid laws like this? It is corruption at its best.


#6 Mar 21, 2013
koe fokotu'ut'u niu ai pe ia 'a e kau ex-convicts he pule'anga 'a Tupou.. sai pe tuku atu ke sio kiai a Tupou 6 he 'oku ne tali mai pe mei Palasi..

Since: Dec 12


#7 Mar 21, 2013
This ain't fair.. There is no reason they should lax such penalties. The point of these laws is to protect the people against law breakers being in leadership positions. So in a time where tonga is even more need to get good leaders, this isn't going to help.

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