Thursday , October 27 2016
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Speak, but know your rights well

For the past few days the eminent motormouths have made themselves quite a showpiece, engaging the people unnecessarily and blowing an issue that is still with the court needlessly out of proportion.

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Strength to fight corruption

Fighting corruption is the fundamental duty of every Bhutanese. It is enshrined in the Constitution as: “Every person shall have the duty to uphold and to act against corruption.”  Therefore, the strength to fight corruption must come from the heart of every Bhutanese.

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Healthy debate necessary

The government’s decision to procure utility vehicles for 199 gewogs that have good enough road connectivity has ignited a national debate. It is imperative that we invite healthy discussions, especially when decisions concern development and economic impact that the country likely could confront.

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Safer public infrastructure

In a tragic incident, a teenager lost his life after falling into a pit filled with water in Phuentsholing. It is not known for how long the teenager was in the pit or why he couldn’t get out. He died on the way to hospital.

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Getting right with elections

The Supreme Court (SC) has instructed the Election Commission of Bhutan to defer the thromde and yenlag thromde elections in the remaining dzongkhags. We welcome this intervention, which we believe comes at the right time.

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Going digital to preserve

With the launching of a website, the Zhung Dratshang is now online. Information about the institution, and teachings and prayers, among others are available on the website.

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