Linda Folaumoetu'i

Tonga moves to scotch rumours of minister's arrest

Linda Folaumoetu'i says the rumours about Mateni Tapueluelu have been circulating on social media since last week.

She says the the public should demonstrate restraint and responsibility when posting on social media.


Tonga officials meeting Facebook in Aust over attacks

Kaniva reported the meeting is to discuss government concerns over what have been called "violent attacks" on the royal family, posted on Facebook last month.

The comments prompted a government threat to ban access to the site.

It set up a panel to investigate the attacks which were believed to have been made by Tongans living in Australia.

The attorney general had said previously that police were considering bringing treason charges against the offenders.