3 Jul 2006

Tonga Government launches inquiry after leak from tax office

8:09 pm on 3 July 2006

The Tongan Minister of Finance, Siosiua 'Utoikamanu has ordered an investigation into an apparent leak from Revenue Services.

The minister says the leak is a clear breach of client confidentiality and a violation of Tonga's tax laws.

The minister says he is extremely disappointed at the leak, and has directed his officials to conduct a thorough inquiry into the matter.