Facebook abuse

PM concerned about Facebook abuse, considers shutting down in Tonga

Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pōhiva said he was seriously concerned at the allegations and the possibility of a Tongan or Tongans publicly making such a serious accusation against the royal family.

He said the government had been long concerned about people abusing Facebook using royal family members.

Pōhiva said it could take about two weeks before the government reached a final decision about the temporary closure.

He told Television Tonga he believed if nothing was done there could be an unrest in the country.