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Yearbook 1998

Tonga. In March, the Minister of Natural Resources was forced to resign following allegations of corruption and misappropriation of state resources. According to Countryaah, in early September, Parliament's Speaker Eseta Fusitu'a was accused of abusing his position. 1,000 people signed a petition demanding that action be taken. As a result, King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV in September decided to temporarily shut down Parliament while the charges were being investigated.

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