MPs sworn in

Tongan PM and MPs sworn in

Today's sitting was the first since the November snap election triggered by the royal dissolution of parliament over concerns surrounding the previous Pohiva government's conduct.

It was also the first sitting since last week's opening, which Mr Pohiva missed because he had been admitted into the local Intensive Care Unit.

There's been scant information about the prime minister's health, prompting local media to complain about the silence from his office.