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When can we name and shame?

The clarity from the judiciary on naming and shaming suspects is relevant and helpful. By pointing out that it was wrong to name and shame suspects, it has also made clear when it is right to name and shame.

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Cut the supply line

Drug abuse and illicit trafficking of controlled substances (cannabis and pharmaceutical opioids) are among the growing issue in the country today.

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Why wait until we are alarmed?

Be it the attrition rate of teachers or the drug abuse arrests, the government has said that it is either not too concerned or the trend is not alarming. Citing statistics and comparing with the past figures, the government conveniently plays down these social issues.

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Make jobseekers employable

As we deal with the growing youth unemployment situation in the country, there is an urgent need to look at how we are employing strategies to address the issue, both for short and long term. While the immediate interventions that the government has come up with might look like the ultimate remedy, their sustainability is questionable.

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For a sustainable job creation

One of the biggest challenges facing the country today is the rising youth unemployment. We have a population of about 141,000 in the age bracket of 15 to 24. As more and more young people graduate and enter job market, unemployment issue will only grow.

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Where are our values?

The education minister’s statement on Bhutanese cleaning lavatories in Australia offended many, both at home and abroad. As the recording of his speech to teachers somewhere in Wangdue went viral, netizens decried the minister’s statement calling their work the lowest end of jobs that require no skills.

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So that we may grow and eat our own

Among the many themes that the Prime Minister touched upon breezily in his state of the nation address in the Parliament yesterday, some development that this country saw in the agriculture sector in the last few years, was encouraging.

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Precedent matters

Two issues were the talk of the town over the weekend. The K-pop concert and the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) threatening to take the government to court for alleged violation of the Constitution. If there is anything similar between the two events, it is the hype surrounding them.

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