Registration delay

Muslim leader in Tonga concerned over delays in registration application

The Muslim community was first formally established in Tonga in 1983, but the government has still not approved its application for registration.

Imam Ilyas, or ‘Iliasi Manu, told Kakalu ‘O Tonga newspaper the Late King Tupou IV offered land for them to build a mosque, but he felt the congregation’s attempts to be registered were more difficult with the current monarch.