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Hon. Mateni Tapueluelu  - Minister for Police & Fire Services and Minister for Revenue and Customs

Steven John Caldwell - Police Commissioner.

Lofia Heimuli - Fire Commissioner.


Address: Mauikisikisi Road, Longolongo , Nuku'alofa.
Tongatapu, TONGA.

Tel: +676 23233
Fax: +676 23226


Chief Police Magistrate Samiu Palu remembered

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20 September 2010 - The funeral service for Chief Police Magistrate Samiuela Manitisa Palu was held at the Fasi Free Wesleyan Church today at 3'oclock this afternoon, followed by the burial at Takaunove Cemetery.

His funeral was attended by the Hon. Frederica Fatafehi ‘o Lapaha Tuita accompanied by the Baron Fielakepa and other nobles of the realm.  The Prime Minister, Dr the Honourable  Feleti Sevele, Deputy Prime Minister, Dr the Honourable Viliami Tangi as well as other members of His Majesty's Cabinet Ministers also paid their respects.  Also in attendance was the Acting Chief Justice Shuster who delivered a short eulogy message of condolences on behalf of the Judiciary.

Samiu Palu as he was formerly known passed away suddenly last Saturday, 18 September after a heart attack at his family allotment.

He first joined the Public Service on 3 July 1968 serving in the Police Training Office before working in the Police Magistrate in January 1988 which takes him to locations.  In 1989, he served as Government Representative in Niuatoputapu, and Sub-Registrar in ‘Eua in 1992.  Since 25 June 2002, Mr Palu then became Tonga's Chief Police Magistrate a position he held to this date.

Samiu Palu (64) has served over 24 years in the Police Magistrate and Supreme Courts, where his experience and presence will be greatly missed.  He is survived by his wife Leipua Palu and three children Tevita Palu, Sesilina Palu Hola and 'Uliti Palu Jr and seven grandchildren.


Issued by the: Ministry of Information and Communications, Nuku'alofa, 2010

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