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MEMBERS of the Legislative Assembly today observed a one minute of silence in respect to the death of Tonga’s late monarch King George Tupou V.

Their respect came when the House reconvenes for its special sitting today.

It is the first time Parliament is in session after the death of our late king.

Two reports of the Legislation Standing Committee will be discussed by the House.

It includes the National Spatial Planning and Management Bill 2011 and the National Retirement Benefits Scheme (Amendment) Bill 2011.

When the House was not in session since February this year, parliamentarians worked in different standing committees on pending referral cases handed down from Parliament.

Members of the Legislation Standing Committee consulted senior government officials on the National Spatial Planning and Management Bill 2011 and also the National Retirement Benefits Scheme Bill 2011.

Other pending matters include discussing the order of resolution from government to dismiss the Auditor General Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa for acting misappropriate.

The Legislature will be in session until Thursday May 3rd.

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