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7 5 3 Zhemgangpas: We made a THE PROMISE? : Lekey Dorji would be the Information and Communications Minister

Staying voiceless on Election Day

Voters braves the bad weather

Post Election Interview

FEEL CHEATED : "It is a kind of corruption to cheat the people", reflect the people

Journalist ‘BIG’ mistake The

Apple Exporters to get EPC loan again

| Tashi Namgyal, Thimphu

T of habit: Creatures Bringing back the familiar he people of Zhemgang are disgruntled with what has come out as a shock for them that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate from BardoTrong constituency in Zhemgang, Lekey Dorji has not been elected as a Cabinet Minister. This is per se the promise made by PDP, the nominations and the speculations that Lekey Dorji would be the Information and Communications Minister. Local Government leaders in Zhemgang as a representative shared the people’s views by stating the people’s voice that the PDP President and now the Prime Minister elect Tshering Tobgay had personally and verbally promised

Primary election result explained | Ugyen Wangmo - Thimphu


he said it all but the whole nation is still poring over the primary election outcome looking for a deeper » Apple export co-ordination meeting on 22 July held by BEA and the stakeholders. meaning. But the political analyst, ex» 27 July, 2013: His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen with the | Pema Denkar, Phuentsholing: plains theSecond resultParliament. putting to rest the Prime Minister and the Cabinet Ministers of the ‘why and how’ about the result. pple exporters this year 27 July 2013, Tashichhodzong: His Majesty The Kingtoconferred Dakyen to will once again receive exAccording the findings of the formally appoint the newly elected Prime Minister Bhutan. porters packaging credit political analyst,ofDruk PhunenHis Majesty The King also conferred Dhar to formally appoint the (EPC) loan during apple seasons sum Tshogpa’s (DPT) success in Ministers of the Cabinet. from the bank of Bhutan (BOB) garnering highest votecountry is atHis Majesty The King offered prayers for thethe wellbeing of the unlike last year. and the people before the Gurutributed Thongdrol in thepossible courtyard of the to four aspects. “Nothing is not permanent in this world. EPC loan to the existing clients PRESS RELEASE Dzong. Firstly, it is the track record was confirmed by BoB during the Every dog has its day. of DPT for having fulfilled 150 apple export coordination meetpledges out of 153 promises which ing which was held between the Bhutanese people, especially the was made to the people in 2008. exporters, Bhutan Exporters AssoSecondly, the leadership of DPT ciation (BEA) and relevant stakewill | Tashi Namgyal, Thimphu: Sun-The greatest was proven and tested. ItNuclear was holders on July 22 at Phuentsholfound that people gave a lot of atpower by nature: ing. never forget this day Gross misrepresentation and tention and thought on the need While hydropower needs s disinformation: an Lo C EP s BoB re-open of good leader in a nation. 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Tshogpa (DPT) and Peoples fessor Iyer,huge in 2008 If Bhutan uses this government fails to fulfill the was analyzed to be their » continued on p 2 gross misrepresentathe installation cost very and used to solar power, he said, “Voting for either Democratic Party (PDP). pledge right from day one then it comfortable presencethe in the rural areas, which tion and disinformaof solar was at a government that Nyamrup or chirwang Yesterday, election commisraises the question ofwould trust and the reli-former tion of this momena well known and well achydrowas generated whopping Rs. / Nu ability. they rejected the ‘change’ that be like walking off a cliff blindsion of Bhutan (ecB) officially d tous Indo-Bhutan cepted brand. 240 mn - Rs. / Nu e t a “It sois “Iachose kindtoofremain corruptionmight to have electricity Jointdone Initiative themwould well. folded,” declared who received the As forthat the fourth reason, urmpadtionDPT Profile of 250 mn and DPT in 2013 cheat the people,” hehead said, reflect& confuse the friendly She however would have mired in misery than to highest vote of 93,949 followed o is consumed had a good team and mostdown im- to it has come Inf ing the views and sentiments ofwanted all people of Bhutan. but a new government, by PDP with 68,650 as the two toward an unknown.” portantly, theirRs. manifesto was far / Nu 65 mn, per domestically the people of Zhemgang. 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A new beginning:

Successful end of the second parliamentary elections


is Majesty The Druk Gyalpo conferred dakyen from the throne to the prime ministerelect and the cabinet minister-elects of the new government yesterday. It was followed by chhawang and blessings from His Holiness the Je Khenpo, as the prime minister and cabinet ministers assumed their post officially on that auspicious day capping a celebratory and historic begin of the second democratic government in the country. The second parliamentary election has successfully ended and the solidarity of the nation and peoples love for our great Kings and the peaceful country has grown stronger. The parliamentary election which formally started on March 9, 2013 with the issuance of Royal Decree by His Majesty the Druk Gyalpo calling elections to the National Council, elected 20 out of the total 67 candidates to represent each of the 20 dzongkhags. It was followed by the calling of elections to the National Assembly with the issuance of Royal Decree on April 28. The Primary round saw four political parties, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT), Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) and Druk Chirwang Tshogpa (DCT). And due respect and recognition for Bhutan Kuen-Nyam party (BKP) who could not participate since it did not have candidates from Gasa. The primary round poll on May 31 brought back PDP and DPT to proceed to the final round of election and on general round poll day on July 13, Bhutanese electorate elected PDP as the ruling government with 32 seats and DPT as the opposition with 15 seats. The nation responsibly fulfilled their civic duty by actively exercising their franchise where a total of 171,544 electorates voted in the national council elections and 211,018 voters and 252,485 voters participated in primary round and general round of elections, respectively. Nevertheless it is not to say that the election season was free of criticism or controversies. But it is only natural and a part of the process which the people have learnt to accept it as nothing serious. The dust of election clamour has settled down and peace and solidarity has now found its way back into the lives of the people, with the common aim to support towards the success of the PDP government and uphold the wishes of our great King. The nation as one would once again like to thank our Monarchs who have always been the timeless symbol of leadership, unity and happiness to Bhutanese for bestowing upon us the responsibility of democracy. And now, as the Peoples Democratic Party-the new government embark on a significant journey to serve the King, the nation and the people, the entire nation would like to offer their prayers and support for a successful tenure.

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of 5 years of record with the bank. At the same time, the bank will give only 30 percent of the sanctioned amount. On the other hand, the general secretary of BEA, Tshering Yeshi requested the bank officials to consider EPC loan to the new exporters who have joined the export business recently. He also said that BEA will verify and recommend the bank after a thorough examination because it is very important for the growth of export business. At the same time, the bank officials also agreed to look into and examine the issue. The loan manager from BoB, Madan Rai, told the Journalist that EPC is a short term loan and has high risk to the bank. “This is because EPC loan is given based on their projection and new exporters upon failing to fulfill their projection fails to refund the money,” he said adding that there are cases whereby the bank is still not able to track some of the exporters who have failed to refund the money. He further added that the bank has experienced such cases in the previous years when the bank had tried to help the new exporters and this is why the bank have decided to give EPC loan only to the existing clients based on their record of previous performance. However, few exporters said that if the government wants to see growth in the export business, new exporters should be given equal advantages like old exporters. ECP is a short-term loan availed by exporters from the financial institutions backed by collateral in order to make the business successful during the season. CEO: Sonam Gyeltshen Editor: Ugyen Wangmo Dzongkha Editor: Khandu Dorji Reporters: Pema Denkar, Dechen Dolkar, Tashi Namgyal, Usha Drukpa, Karma Dema, Jigme Thugten, Tshering Tashi, Passang Dema, Dawa Norbu Designer: Phuntsho Choden Marketing: S.Choden (17671715) Circulation Manager: Damchoe Wangmo Published by : The Journalist, Tshering Sonam Building, Norzin Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan. PO. 1336. Tel. : (2) 331653 Fax : (2) 321680 Email : Printed at : Kuensel Corporation, Thimphu, Bhutan

According to exporters, they have availed an amount of 50 lakhs for apple export on an average, from Bank of Bhutan over the years. “We do pay interest and commission of 1.5 percent to the banks,” said an exporter adding that since the loan is for short time duration it also helps the government in generating foreign currency. While exporters could not avail EPC loan for apple season last year, records also show that in the year 2011 alone, exporters have exported 3285.76 metric tons of apples whereby they generated an amount of 2,406,232 USD. According to the exporters, EPC plays a very big role in making the business successful for exporters with » continued from p 1

Misrepresentation the story published in the 24th July edition of the newspaper “did not carry any truth” and was factually incorrect. Describing the forum as a successful exercise, Professor Iyer said that he was personally congratulated by the Economic Affairs Secretary, Dasho Sonam Tshering. “Kuensel wrote a completely different story which was negative and motivated. It was not responsible journalism and instead the media should be happy that ENERTIA Foundation was promoting people to people relations and targeting opening up of business avenues that will only benefit Bhutan and the Bhutanese,” he said. Emphasizing his comments; while providing a backdrop about the Conclave, the Secretary General of Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), Phub Tshering said that BCCI being the facilitator and the organizer would hold such forums only and solely for the development of the private sector in Bhutan. The conclave saw presentations and recommendations about the use and long-term benefits of both hydro and solar power sector. Phub Tshering said that the forum was important, in that, solar energy can be harnessed as much as hydropower energy and this will also serve as an alternative.

direct effect on the orchard owners. Likewise, the exporters were also informed about the terms and condition while availing EPC loan. BoB loan manager also told The Journalist that some of the exporters who had not paid back the EPC loan which was availed in the previous years have affected not only the bank but the exporters as well. He also said that the agreements drawn between exporters and importers from Bangladesh are not uniform till date, however, starting this season all the terms and condition should be mentioned in the LC and should be uniform. At the same time bank officials informed that Bhutan Exporters Association and Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) should help the bank in getting back their money from those exporters who haven’t paid back the loan. Meanwhile, the floor price for apple this year is fixed at USD 600 per metric ton. » continued from p 1

Nuclear power harlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) which is extraordinary. He said that Bhutan could follow such models and develop 20, 30 or 40 MWs of solar power plants within six months. Talking on market for solar power generated in Bhutan, he said that India has a huge market that could use this power, trading it through exchange mechanisms by signing treaties and memorandum of understandings (MoUs). The mechanism, according to him, would not only encourage local service industries in Bhutan, but also generate employment and reduce dependence on hydropower. “If Bhutan uses solar power, the hydro generated electricity that is consumed domestically could be rather exported and therefore earn revenues,” he reiterated. He said that India has a peak shortfall of 80GW electricity. Professor Iyer said that they chose Bhutan for this Conclave as it is the closest neighbor and friend of India. “We want Bhutan to become an Economic giant in the region so that it could face bigger countries. For that, Bhutan and India should come together on geo-strategic economic issues”.

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Big mistake Zhemgang needs development. A civil servant, Dechen Dhendup said, “I was shocked that MP Lekey Dorji’s name was removed from the Minister’s nomination roll. I can’t understand what’s happening with PDP”. Another ardent observer however pointed out that some forces must have come into play; otherwise people were promised a Minister from Bardo-Trong. “Voters that side must be feeling equally betrayed as many people this side. It is not fair. PDP used him to gain more seats. Party should not have promised him the berth in the first place. Hopes of many are dashed literally,” he said. He further reiterated that things are not starting on a happy note. “They say it was a “hard decision” but when people voted, it was also a hard decision but in the end went for the promises made by PDP”. It is also being underlined that Zhemgang being one of the least developed in the country needed someone in power to Change and develop the poverty stricken dzongkhag. They felt that with due respect to seniority and experience, Lekey Dorji must be a Minister. Zhemgangpas had never expected this from a trusted government and it is rather sad that the very first decision of the elected government has let them down. “Where is ‘Wangtse Chirphel’, questioned Norbu Wangdi from Thimphu, in view of the devolvement of power which was not taken into account. “Why two ministers from Trashigang and Five from East, he further asked. Yeshey Dhendup from Phuentsholing feels that it is regionally unbalanced seeing that five Ministers elected are from the East against only one from the Central region. “Lekey Dorji is a vigilant, magnificent and diligent man who is also valued in the book of vision but it has become worthless for PDP,” he said.

SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2013 | 3 Although it is being felt that there might be reasons within the PDP loop about the decision, but the Khengpas however need clarifications. The general perceptions among the Khengpas are that all of them voted desperately for PDP and Lekey Dorji “hoping for some Change”, but all they feel now was that they were cheated. A senior civil servant said, “We are exploited again. We definitely deserve a Minister but there is none.” The people are also of the view that not only did Lekey Dorji bilk his own prospects, the Khengpas got cheated, were taken for granted, and that they now feel very dejected. Coining Lekey Dorji’s exit from Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNP) and joining PDP as “thirst for power”, people The Journalist talked to pointed out that it’s a lesson for him that he should have upheld his moral principles and be satisfied with what he had with DNT. Instead, it’s being termed that Lekey Dorji has been “intoxicated” and was played a puppet. Some felt that there might have been some unavoidable internal confusions and disagreements and expects that PDP will look into everything as they have won but only unanimously. According to the statistics collected by the Journalist from the relevant representatives it was found that approximately about 70 percent of the voters from Zhemgang dzongkhag was not happy with the recent result of minister elects. Meanwhile, according to the prime minister elect Tshering Tobgay’s statement in the recent article in Kuensel, the decision was made in accordance to the “national interest”. “The party had more than enough candidates to choose from by looking at experience, qualification and commitment. To keep the cabinet “regionally balanced” the party had to take a hard decision,” he had stated. With a geographical area of 2421.74 kilometers, Zhemgang dzongkhag is the least developed in the country with only 489.54 kilometers of road network as of June 2011.


Phuentsholing: Land issues

still unresolved | Tashi Namgyal, Thimphu:


he people as well as the Thromde Thuemes in Phuentsholing are still questioning the efficiency of the concerned agencies in solving the land related issues, some of which dates back to almost four decades ago. The statements are based on 10,000 sqft of government land occupied by Tashi Group near the GREF cantonment area in Phuentsholing, with documented evidence still lying on the shelves of the Thromde office. Records with the Phuentsholing Thromde reveal that Tashi Group has been occupying the land for the last 39 years without registering the land or paying lease rents. The Thromde office affirmed that the land has been “allotted” and “not registered”. It dates back to 1974 when the then trade and industry minister “allotted” the land for construction of Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) go down as storage of Druk Gas to cater to gas needs for the seven western dzongkhags, namely, Thimphu, Paro, Chhukha, Wangdiphodrang, Punakha, Haa and Gasa. Lack of land is pointed out as one of the main reasons why the low income housing projects in Phuentsholing could not be materialized. “How can it materialize when most of the government lands are occupied by ‘some privileged’ group who are not even paying the lease,” questions the residents of Phuentsholing. Similarly, Damchen Petroleum is still occupying

approximately one acre of land at Rinchending as gas station. The Municipality and Damchen are at loggerheads concerning the lease rate with the Municipality imposing commercial lease rate of Nu 42 per sqft/annum while Damchen is refusing to budge and holding on to Nu 4 per sqft/annum. The municipal office took over the land from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) in 2006 after it fell under the extended city boundary. Despite repeated notifications being issued by the municipal office, the two companies have been coming up with lame excuses and so far, no progress have been made in coming out with a concrete solution. “It is not fair to others who are using leased government land in the city boundary having to pay the commercial rate, while some privileged lot are making the authorities dance to their whims,” a concerned Thueme told The Journalist. Thuemes felt that no progress is being made on the issue despite repeated deliberations during every Thromde Tshogde meetings. The issue was brought to the limelight during the second Thromde Tshogde meeting in May, 2011. Meanwhile, a Thueme also questioned the credibility of Thromde Tshogde meetings as majority of the decisions made at the meetings were either never implemented or altered without their notice. “Raising a point during the meetings serves no purpose when it is not even implemented. Only ‘we’ are made to look comical in the face

of the public,” a distorted Thueme said. A senior citizen is “apprehensive” as to whether the concerned authorities in the capital are even thinking of resolving the issues. “It is common sense. The Thromde would have reported the case to the higher authorities in the capital. What are they doing?” he questioned. However, a glimmer of hope has lately been showered upon these commoners with His Majesty the King’s Royal Kasho on the Land Bill of Bhutan 2012. “Irrespective of whether a new act is found necessary or not, it is my duty as the Druk Gyalpo to ensure that State Land Assets are preserved in the interest of Bhutanese citizens-present and future generations-so that our people’s aspiration to own land and home may be fulfilled, while their right to share in the wealth and progress of our nation is protected-for all time.” “Thus, as a matter of principle, I, Druk Gyalpo, must state that in this modern time, in a small nation where land is scarce and the value of urban land continues to rise along with the possibility of ownership of land and wealth being concentrated in the hands of few.” the Royal Decree reads. Thromde Thuemes expressed their gratitude to His Majesty the King’s wisdom. “With His Majesty’s blessings, we are now much confident about delving deeper into land related issues in our respective constituencies,” a Thromde Thueme said. Meanwhile, officials from the concerned companies could not be contacted for comments.

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Creatures of habit: Bringing “This is what the back the familiar


people are saying of about opposition: the primary election result”

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If reiterating both the allowance. throughout the country. country. throughout the for new that political to govern our allowance. national changeother, intunity leadership So in inparties thatruling regard shearea. she said. said.interest and fulfill the aspirachange in leadership So that regard she she are to be discontinued on the safety as well as the opposition parties must The change was initiated or- figureAnd And finally, PDPinhad had DNT had a prominent or a also maleit And itleader was youth youth tions people. finally, PDP was country dynasty forthe theformer old same And means changing changing theit would be is a happy that the former Butofit itthe is not not to say say that that means the is happy that But is to grounds and also the passengers would der to bring the problem of traffic However the people have their own work together and correct each other. thethen bestthey candidates repre-had adriven, driven, another reason might have chance. There are the best candidates repreanother reason country and andpolitical surprising twoanparties parties are back in incongestion she is is happy happy with with the the forforparty. and two back she Asurprising businessman ardentare poto an end which had be allowed to board onto the buses view and expectation from DPTcountry as the senting the constituencies for its defeat. senting the constituencies for its defeat. only as per their manufacturing chances that even in the next election the two the people peoplelitical withanalyst, new syssys-Chekuthe the picture. mer opposition government. There Dukpa said that been determined after innumerthe with new picture. mer government. There new party. chuki 29, South-Thimphu constituency from the south. “People capacities. from south. “People are are not not averse averse able attempts made by will RSTAstill andwin. should exercise their to object oldthe parties tems and they experience. “Iright am now now waiting on on are numerous complaintsPartytems A numerous People’s Democratic (PDP) and experience. “I am waiting are complaints If the passenger lodge a comThe analysis released to change; they looked its stake holders. The analysis released to change; they looked in case mistakes are made by the ruling supporter said that while giving a digBhutanese people people have have who will will be be the the ruling ruling against their their perforperforThe saddest part is despite the civil servants Bhutanese who against plaintfor on the issue then RSTA In total, six buses of which two also explained why Druk a better alternative party. It will be all same as before unless they bring also explained why Druk for a better alternative nified membersbecome of the automatic to government to see see if if BhuBhumanceopposition and it it will willthe always along with the for traffic police supporting for owned DNT they still voted DPT in would become automatic to government to mance and always owned by Gembo and three “But changes please remember one thing, Nyamrup Tshogpa( DNT) and not opposition party should work together. Nyamrup Tshogpa( DNT) and there there not any-be any-be new and development in the counbe taking the blame or would rethe current current systems and tanese people really are are haunt her. her. But But she she will will by C.B. Lama and one Bhutan Post the systems and tanese people really haunt the end according to the postal ballot. Bhutathey should function more on the baand Druk Druk chirwang it interms interms of of people people orpub“I don’t want to see their party interand with theor try. They give full support only thebus civil plying towardschirwang Royal Thim- spondit accordingly situations, and are just just the creatures of to habit,” push itthe back in her her mind mind of comradeship,” he said, which was situations, are the creatures of habit,” push back in ests init Parliament in terms of party sisand nese don’t want change they want to stick to Tshogpa (DcT) lost the ideas,” said the political lic. Tshogpa (DcT) lost the ideas,” said the political phuof College will be the buses that servants despite them privileges thejolted case from firsthaving electedthe govnot ready readynot to be jolted by the she says. and learn learn pledges,” to live live with with it reminding aspiration he said, not to be by she says. and to it passengers battle. analyst. old by thing that they Few are used to. were on the othanalyst. will havebattle. totheir comply the recent the nation that the parliament “con- ernment. allowance and other remuneration. But we, er hand found to be happy on canchanges. Tashi Wangmo, civil Servant, Thimphu. “They were simply defending each sists of the ruling government, the opceling the standing passengers, for private employee are ignored and left behind. The buses plying towards Kabiposition, the national council and the other when each should have in point the reason thatbe there is no comfort I was sure that PDP and DPT will leading sa the and Dodena in Dechenchooling the government ofI want fact utilized and standwho by can theirsupport king.” inside theevery busestime where there are should be parked on the left hand the election.I watch television and he added. private employee. A political observer pointed out that strengths,” lots of standing passengers. side of the road and the buses plyHe said, “When you see the constituI found the two leading parties capable opposition leader (OL) was always Moreovermore it becomes difficult for ing towards Khasadrapchu, Royal of Bhutan it says opposition party both the passengers and conducviewed by the people as to be for all tionBuddha then the While her 69-year-old Thimphu College and other Jimenatwo.” are Gurung, 33, Tourist Guide, Gelephu to collect and return time opposing the government even will give dignified opposition, so this is to be parked on the interrupts right handthetors husband conversation and said,back the DPT”. constituency change when there is congestion when it was not the case, when in real- what we are expecting fromKhamad side of the road. But the buses op“I was expecting Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa to However, the name factor has also ity he had differed only when he knew erating within the city boundary of passengers in the buses. created confusion at the people’s level, But, quite a number of students of the leading that the government was not right. will remainbe to one be stationed at the parties.” is offind the thought that party the Ruling I don’t any other more capable are againstover the the issueresult as they feel But if the OL speaks in both the situ- which present cityThen bus the terminal at the two goes on debating ruleand whilethe the people Opposition willchosen that at least around 10 to 15 pasation, by showing appreciation when party thenwill DPT have the Changlam. both trying to convince each other over their on opposing whatever the ruling government does something good to goright However the owners of Lama sengers should be allowed on deck party. view.Bumpa Transport standing so they will not become benefit the Tsa Wa Sum and oppose party does. Transport and while commuting to and back He added, “Todaylhamo, someone is PDP, employee Tshering corporate only when they see that the governwere against the decision on the late Aum Wangmo, 65-year-old resident of from school. is DNT and ground that they might lose the ment is not on the right track, then he some are DPT,insomeone Phuentsholing, chhoeKhorPhuentsholing. “We have come up with such passengers as the station where feels that opposition will be considered someone is DCT.” But, “weren’t we one nation one people, where is TANG constituency. this conthey are being sent is slightly far. changes firstly, in order to give doing the job right. I was pretty sure that the DPT will be leading And they were in the view that pleasure to the von voyages and A Thimphu resident pointed out that cept?” he question with the hope that for the safetythe measures election from the secondly, start. I don’t mean not be the case as the leaders asthebut distancethe might hamper in renrunning a nation is not as easy as it itIwill was expecting PDP to lead the election as we cannot soothsay dicey missume their responsibilities. dering the other servicesparties to the are general not worth but DPT and PDP seems. “Most people are not even able haps,” said the director general of however I am happy with the interresult.” public. Most people the Journalist to run their own family or their own are much better. said that thefrom ruling and opposiDespite the several efforts made RSTA. “Although away home, I keep myself upoffices and forget about running a na- viewed lhamo, added lAMGoNGthat with regards to should those divisions fromin my counby RSTA on creating awarenessTashiHe tion” he said. So people should respect tion dated witherase everything happening their decision on in Paro identifying the WANGchANG constituency among the passengers, where the heart of the innocent Bhutanese and support them. try through social media and other sources. medias has been used to put the new parking lot, it is mainly to “The opposition is a relaxing job people. up the at I am the really overwhelmed thetraffic resultcongestion and across general pub- cleanwith And I was eagerly waiting the result messages to be A corporate employee said,for “Some which will allow them enough time to the present city bus terminal since lic, and thesatisfied cars seenindeed. on the new The result is because of the abort the social other media. parties even spend with one’s family, friends and people updated on the quite frequently the traffic gets area will bepeople removedwho by the Traffic have voted and the people havearea beenjoy a healthy happy life after,” he more than their arch rivals. Can Oppojammed in the Changlam Police before the commencement Phuba Dorji, a Bhutanese sition reverse it? Instead in theircitizen action working in added. cause of excess automobile. decided for the right party. even though there the operation of the buses, but may beStatesof from Some feel that the achievements of of opposing, I fear the hatred united The parking of the identhe entire had decision however has political been two new partiesstation not one further deepened. If this trend follows, I the first democratically elected governtified buses operating beyond the KABISA-TAloG constituency. become more than the Chinese see a dark future waiting ahead. I fear of them could make it to the general round ment were many and now as the oppoarithmetic for the private bus op- city will be relocated from the being so pessimistic but I have sition, DPT will contribute to the nation myself current city of election. It will discourage the bus newterminal parties located I am very happy to know that DPT won the erators. to”. building even better. nearby the Changlingmithang And if the arrangement does from coming up in the future. primary election. And for me Meanwhile, the attitudes andboth pub-the leading

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not work then the joint commitlicparties relations thegood. politicians are also areof very tee will look into the matter and Phurba Tenzin highlighted by the voters. review the decision based on the Tsheringmo, “The politicians have to be very care- lhuentse feed backs collected from the genful these days,” reminded a taxi driver eral public, where they were seen Chorten, Paro, Bhutan from Paro. “Every move Satsham of theirs is bestill opposed to the idea. ing watched by people so closely.” “We feel like now we will be out

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མགར་ས་རྫོང་ཉམས་གསོ་ཞུ་ཚར་ཏེ་ཡོདཔ། Peoples view on:

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༉ མགར་ས་མཐོང་སྨོན་རྫོང་དེ་ མེ་ དེ་ཡང་ སྤྱི་ལོ་ ༢༠༠༨ ལུ་ མེ་ མཆོད་བཞེས་མི་ལུ་བརྟེན་ཏེ་ ཉམས་ མཆོད་བཞེས་ཡོདཔ་ད་ དེའི་སྐབས་ལུ་ ཆགས་ཤོར་བའི་ཤུལ་ལུ་ ལོ་ངོ་ ༦ བཀའ་བརྒྱད་ལྷ་ཁང་དང་ བདག་སྐྱོང་ | Views collected by Dechen Dolkar Dorji Wangdi, Tashigang དེ་ཅིག་གི་རྒྱབ་ལས་ ཉམས་གསོ་ཞུ་ “Iཡིག་ཚང་ དེ་ལས་ སྐུ་རྟེན་གསུང་རྟེན་ feel all the ministers are caThe Ministerspable to form cabinet. If given the ཚར་ཏེ་ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་པས། ཚུ་ལུ་ གནོད་སྐྱོན་བྱུང་ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་པས། elect and the opportunity everyone is capable of རྫོང་ཉམས་གསོ་ཞུའི་ལཱ་ཚུ་ཡང་ ཉམས་བཅོས་ཞུ་ཡོད་པའི་ the entrusted task. We can’t Prime Minister- སྤྱི་ doingད་རེས་ judge individuals capacity unless elect was given ལོ་ ༢༠༡༠ ལས་ འགོ་བཙུགས་ རྫོང་དེ་ དུམ་གྲ་ anཧེ་མའི་བཟོ་བཀོད་དང་ opportunity. conferred Dakyen ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་རུང་ ལཱ་འབད་བའི་ནམ་ All རེ་མ་འདྲཝ་སྦེ་ཡོད་ཨིན་པས། the ministers will do well by His Majesty the and besides most of them are exདུས་ལུ་ བྱ་སྟབས་མ་བདེ་བའི་དཀའ་ perienced ཉམས་བཅོས་ལཱ་འབད་བའི་སྐབས་ and surely we expect King yesterday. good performance from them.” ངལ་ལེ་ཤ་ ཅི ག་ཐོན་མི་ལུ་བརྟེན་ཏེ་ དུས་ ལུ་ ལས་མི་མ་ཐོབ་མི་ གནམ་ her turn turn to to vote vote for for the the | Pema Pema Denkar Denkar -her | Ugyen Dorji, Thimphu DCTMay felicitates HE the Lyonchhen party of her her choice. choice. 31, Phuentsholing Phuentsholing party of May 31, ཡུན་མངམ་འགོར་ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་པས། གཤིས་གནས་སྟངས་ཀྱི་ དཀའ་ངལ་

ཐོན་ལམི་ལུ་བརྟེན་ཏེ་ དུས་ཡུན་རིངམོ་ འགོར་ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་པས། རྫོང་ཉམས་གསོ་ལས་འགུལ་གྱི ་ ister for མ་དངུལ་ས་ཡ་ ministry of works and དོན་ལས་ ༡༥ བགོ་ human settlements. It compleབཀྲམ་འབད་དེ་ ments her ཡོད་སར་ལས་ profession ད་ཚུན་ given the fact that she was the first རྫོང་ཕྱི་ཁའི་ལཱ་དང་ ནང་ན་གི་སྡེབ་རིས་ woman engineer in the country. ཚུ་མཇུག་བསྡུ་སྟེ་ཡོད་མི་དེ་གིས་ ཟད་ I am very happy and feel འགྲོ ་དངུལ་ཀྲམ་ ས་ཡ་ ༡༤ དེ་ཅིག་ privileged to finally see a woman minister. She will be བཏང་ཚར་ཏེ་ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་པས། an encouragement and an inspiring example to གཞན་ཚུ་ the entire རྫོང་དེ་ནང་ ནང་རྟེན་ woman in the country.” བཞེངས་ནི་འདི་ ཤུལ་མའི་ཟླཝ་དག་ Namgyal Chencho, Thimphu པ་ཅིག་གི་ནང་འཁོད་བསྒྲུབ་ཚུགས་ “I can see that all the Minཔའི་རེ་བ་བསྐྱེད་དེ་སྦེ་འདུག isters elected are experienced and capable to hold posiམགར་ས་རྫོང་འདི་ སྤྱི་ལོ་ the ༡༦༤༨ tion of the cabinet. Now I am ལུ་ ཞབས་དྲུང་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་གིས་ གདན་see hoping that Bhutan will a strong democracy and govས་བཅགས་གནང་པའི་ཤུལ་ ལུ་སྡེ་ ernment. I want to wish them well as they assume their post སྲིད་དང་ བླ་ཆེན་ཚུ་གིས་ རིམ་པ་ to serve the people.” བཞིན་དུ་ རྒྱ་བསྐྱེད་མཛད་ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་ is no school school and Wangdue road Rinchen Namgyel, is no and road connectivity in her her vilvilཔའི་གནས་ཚུལ། connectivity in “It is the common nature of

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People’s say on new རེས་གཟའ་ཟླ་བ། opposition སྤྱི་ལོ་ ༢༠༡༣ ཟླཝ་ ༦ པའི་ཚེས་leader ༡ ། elect | Dechen Dolkar

མི་དབང་ མངའ་བདག་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་ T

he opposition leader elect of Druk Phuensum Ts h o g p a (DPT) is Dr. Pema Gyamtsho, candidate from ཚང་གིས་ རྫོང་ཁག་ནང་ལས་ སྡེ་ཚན་ Choekor-Tang Constituency in Bumthang who was unanཅིག་བཟོ་སྟེ་ གནོད་པ་འབྱུང་ཡོད་པའི་ imously elected in the 15 member Opposition Party. ས་ཁོངས་ཚུ་ནང་ བལྟ་བསྐོར་འབད་ According to DPT, the reason for his elect is attribདེ་ འཕྲལ་གྱི ་རྒྱབ་སྐྱོར་བཟུམ་ ཅིག་ uted to his vast experience སྦེ་ different སྨད་འཚོ་རྒེད་འོག་ནང་ མོནམ་ in fields, for having served in the civil service for བྱཱ་གི་སོན་ཚུ་ཡང་ བཀྲམ་སྤེ ལ་འབད་of so long and also because work portfolios under interཡོད་པའི་ཁར་ ཇ་རེ་རྒེད་འོག་གི་ མི་ national organizations. However, the main reason ཚུ་གིས་ གནོད་པ་བརྐྱབ་ཡོད་པའི་ ཐོ་ May 31: of the cited was the agility May 31: 82-year-old age the former agriculའདི་ཚུ་that ལོག་བསྐྱར་གསོ་འབད་མི་ནང་ 82-year-old ture minister Budi maya who Budiholds. mayaDPT whobeརྒྱབ་སྐྱོར་ཚུ་ lieves thatའབད་ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་མས། Pema the Gyamtsho braved the heavy braved heavy being young and agile would downpour to cast downpour to cast ད་རུང་ གནོད་པ་བརྐྱབ་ཡོད་པའི་ take the party further in the her ballot her ballot long run. གཡུས་ཚན་ཚུ་ནང་གི་ མི་སེར་ཚུ་ལུ་ “There is no election rule as such to elect the Oppoས་ཞིང་འཛིན་སྐྱོང་གི་ཐོག་ལས་ ས་ sition Leader and it solely depends up the party memའདི་ཚུ་ ཕྱག་མི་བདའ་ནི་དང་ འདི་ bers as to who shall be the བཟུམ་གྱི་དཀའ་ངལ་འདི་ capable OL,” said མི་འཐོན་ Sherub Zangpo, media focal person ant reason reason such as as ‘bad ‘bad ant such ནི་གི་དོན་ལུ་ སྦྱོང་བརྡར་ཚུ་ཡང་ བྱིན་ of the Election Commission weather’. weather’. of Bhutan. ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་པས། Among the senior In response the newly electAmong the senior ed opposition leader people citizens were also the citizens were also ད་རུང་ གྲོས་བསྟུན་གྱི ་the ཐོག་ལས་ shared the youths their who views didn’twith mind youths who didn’t mind Journalist. ཤུལ་མམ་གྱི ་ ས་གནས་གཞུང་གི་ the rain rain to feel feel the the expeexpethe Ugyen to Dorji from Thimrience of being counted rience of being counted འཆར་གཞི་ནང་ ཆུའི་གཡུར་བ་རྐྱབ་ phu said that he expected andPema heard. Dr. Gyamtsho to be the and heard. ནི་དེ་Anjusubba, གཙོ་རིམ་གཙོ་ཅིག་སྦེ་ བཞག་ OL because he feels DPT Anjusubba, a 19 19that year a year wanted to groom their party old who who casted her first first old casted her ནི་ལུ་ གྲོ ས ་ཐག་བཅད་འདུག་པའི་ for next election. ballot said, said, “I “I feel feel imimballot He also shared his view གནས་ཚུལ། portant and proud,” portant and proud,” that former Prime Minister and be wasnot glad that she will able to she particiand was glad that pate election was in of 2018 age to to be a a with part his was of age be part age so someone young with of such such an important important of an the ability to lead the party decision. decision. had to take the position from likewise, other likewise, other then on. youths, The Namgyal Journalistfrom But Tashi youths, The Journalist Zhaemgang hadthat expected talked to to said said that theyOL talked they to be the former Prime miniswere happy and eager were happy and eager ter as he was the party presito take take part part in choosing choosing to dent. But mostin importantly it the right party forwisest the opthe right party for the is because he is the benefit of of the country country position member with a vast benefit the knowledge on the system of and the the people. people. and democracy. Ahley polling polling station station Ahley “Party president, Jigmi saw a a very very good good voter voter saw Yoezer Thinley deserves to turnout but the polling turnout but the polling be the OL but again because station at Toribari Toribari howof his wisdom, he took a farstation at howsighted and long voters, term vision ever saw saw fewer voters, ever fewer

མཆོག་གིས་ སྐྱིད་སྡུག་གི་གསོལ་རས། ༉ མི་དབང་ མངའ་བདག་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་ མཆོག་གིས་ ལྷུན་རྩེ་རྫོང་ཁག་ སྨད་ minister will do well. All of them to be capable འཚོ་དང་appear ཇ་རེ་རྒེད་འོག་གི་ ཁྱིམ་གུང་ and besides when it comes to ༡༡༢ ལུ་asཟ་ཆས་ཀྱི་རིགས་ཆུམ་དེ་ཚུ་ them responsibilities they will ensure that their duties གསོལ་རས་སྦེ་ གནང་ཡོདཔ་ཨིན། are delivered dependably and efficiently. དེ་ཡང་ ད་རེས་ འཕྲལ་ཁམས་ And this time the entire ཅིག་ཁར་ ཆར་ཆུ་དང་ སེརཝ་རྐྱབ་ ministers are the candidates chosen by people and as a མི་ལུ་བརྟེན་ཏེ་ minister theyཁོང་གིས་ will alsoལོ་ཐོག་ work in the interest of the people.” ཚུ་ གནོད་པ་རྐྱབ་ཡོདཔ་ལས་ མི་ཚུ་ Duptho Wangchuk, Tashigang ལུ་ ཟ་འཐུང་གི་དཀའ་ངལ་ཚུ་ སེལ་ “Tandin Wangchuk, the ཐབས་ལུ་ཨིན་པས། minister for health was not decided upon wisely སྨད་འཚོ་ for he ཆར་ཆུ་དང་ སེརཝ་གིས་ has a professional background which is completely རྒེད་འོག་གི་ས་གནས་ ཨུང་སྒར་ incompatible with the minདང་ དྲུག་ལ་ སྟོང་སི་ istry he hasགོང་དར་དང་ been made responsible to administer. སྦི་ དེ་ལས་ གུ་ལི་སྤང་གི་ གཡུས་ Before joining politics, the heavy rainfall witha conhealth minister was heavy rainfall with ཚན་ཚུ་ནང་གི་ ས་ཞིང་ཨེ་ཀར་ ༨༥ tractor and people’s represenpositive spirits which positive spirits which ལྷགཔ་ཅིག་གི་ གེ་ཛ་ཚུ་ tative (chimi) while གནོན་པ་ health remained throughout, remained throughout, ministry calls for someone there were few few who there were who རྐྱབ་ཡོདཔ་མ་ཚད་ ཇ་རེ་རྒེད་འོག་ who knows a thing or two wished for some some transabout biological issues. wished for transགི་ ལ་དྲོང་དང་པམ་ དེ་ལས་ ཡུམ་ཆེ་ portation arrangements. portation So in thearrangements. first few months Budi Maya, 82-yearMaya, 82-yearགི་Budi གཡུས་ཚན་ཚུ་ནང་ཡང་ གེ་ཛ་ཞིང་ he might face some challenges which turn who affect old is one onewill of in them, who old is of them, ཨེ་ཀར་ ༢༥from དེ་ཅིག་one his performance inགནོད་པ་རྐྱབ་ adminisgot a lift lift from one of the the got a of tration.” voters to reach reach her her regregvoters to ཡོདཔ་ཨིན།

Voters braves the bad weather


Lily Wangchhuk, President ownpours Druk Chir-wang ownpours and and Tshogpa, has yesterday exceedingly exceedingly ex-tended their heartfelt sloppy and felicitation tosloppy the Hon’ble and Lyonchhen andground the newlydidn’t elected muddy ground didn’t muddy cabinet ministers.

“All elected ministers “I the amnew determined to “I am determined to seem to be capable evidently vote, don’t careand about vote, don’t care about they are the best among those getting wet wet because because to to whogetting had won the election. But I vote is that a very very important vote is a only hope theyimportant perform their duties andin responsibilities without affair in my life,” life,” she she affair my anysaid. corruption.”

lage. Students have tojudglage. have to peopleStudents to be critical and mental instead of appreciating walk for five hours hours every walk for five every the leadership especially day from home home to the thewhen day from to it is someone who is capable nearest school school at Ahley. Ahley. nearest and worthy of theatplacement. likewise, 70 70 year year old old likewise, So for me I feel that all the Saverti who had had come come Saverti who འབད་བས་ཟེར་ ན་གཞོན་མང་ཤོས་ new minster elects are rightly to vote at at Toribari pollto vote decided forToribari and will pollbring the ཅིག་གིས་ བཤདཔ་ཨིན་པས། ing station walked back changes the walked nation isback hoping ing station for.” with home with satisfied satisfied smile home མི་སེར་བརྒྱ་ཆ་ལས་ ༦༥smile དེ་ after casting her vote. vote. Wangmo, Paroher after casting ཅིག་གིས་ འགོ་ཐོག་བཙག་འཐུའི་ She said said that that she she have have She “I personally feel that the ནང་ འབྲུག་ཕུན་སུམ་ཚོགས་པ་དང་ casted her voteministers to the the are casted vote to newly her elected experienced ready༢ toཀྱིས་ take party of her herand choice and party of choice and འབྲུག་མཉམ་རུབ་ཚོགས་པ་ over the post since can see is hopeful that theI party party is hopeful that the འཐོབ་པ་ཅིན་ལེགས་ཤོམ་འོང་ནི་མས་ that they have profile related serves the the country well. well. serves to what the country ministry might reཟེར་བའི་ རེ་བ་བསྐྱེད་ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་རུང་ “I am am old but still still II “I old but quire from them. voted thinking thinking that II voted འབྲུག་མཉམ་རུབ་ཚོགས་པ་གིས་ But some of that them have can play aprofessional part in in givgiv-backcan play part conflictinga རྒྱབ་སྐྱོར་ལེགས་ཤོམ་ཅིག་མ་ཐོབ་མི་ ing myas grandchildren ground opposed to the mining my grandchildren ལུ་ མི་སེར་མ་ཤོས་ཅིག་ཧ་ལས་ཏེ་ postwith theygood have been aisterial country with good a country offered. When such leader,” she she said. is the cirleader,” ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་པས། cumstances I said. fear that their Besides it it is is her civic Besides her civic performance and productivity ཨིན་རུང་ གྲོ ང ་གསེབ་ཀྱི་ མི་སེར་ duty as aheld citizen to take take mightas bea back.” duty citizen to ཚུ་ ཧེ་མ་ལས་ཡོད་པའི་ ཚོགས་པ་ an active role.Thimphu an active role. Tshering Tashi, While, hundreds hundreds ༢ While, ར་“Weསྤྱིར་བཏང་བཙག་འཐུའི་དོན་ལུ་ have now voted for of voters voters walked walked the the of change and theསེམས་དགའ་ candidates གདམ་འཐུ་གྲུབ་མི་ལུ་ Pasakha-Phuentsholing Pasakha-Phuentsholing from the PDP who will be our སྟེ་འདུག་པའི་གནས་ཚུལ། highway bracing bracing the the highway

སྤྱི་ལོ་ ༢༠༡༣ གྱི་ འགོ་ཐོག་བཙག་འཐུ་མཇུག་བསྡུ་ཡོདཔ། stop hundred hundred of senior stop ༉ སྤྱི་ལོ་ ༢༠༠༨ ofལུ་senior རྒྱལ་ཁབ་

རྒྱལ་ཁ་ཐོབ་མི་ལུ་ ནང་ རྒྱལ་རབས་ཅན་གྱི་ དམང་གཙོའི་ “Ithat རྒྱབ་སྐྱོར་ཡོད་ལུགས་ཚུ་བཤདཔ་ཨིན་ that she had walked walked allbethad all feelshe it would have been the way with the optiter if the education Minister was the way with the optiགཞུང་གི་ སྤྱི་ཚོགས་དང་པའི་ རྒྱལ་ རུང་ ལ་ལོ་གིས་འབད་བ་ཅིན་ རྒྱལ་ Ngeema Tshempo since mismSangay that her her effort will will mism that effort ཡོངས་ཚོགས་འདུའི་ བཙག་འཐུ་ he be ཁ་ཐོབ་མིའི་གྲལ་ཁར་ ཚོགས་པ་ hadcounted been with the education be in choosing choosing counted in Ministry for 17 years. But when it for the right party.I feel they འགོ་འདྲེན་འཐབ་ཚར་ཏེ་ ལོ་ལྔའི་ཤུལ་ comes གསརཔ་ འབྲུག་མཉམ་རུབ་ཚོགས་ for the right party. to other ministers “Ijust have been walking walking will do fine.” “I have been ལས་ ད་རུང་རང་ སྤྱི་ཚོགས་ ༢ པའི་ since པ་དང་ སྤྱིར་དབབ་ཚོགས་པ་ ༢till ལས་ my childhood childhood till since my Tshering Dorji, Lhentse རྒྱལ་ཡོངས་ཚོགས་འདུ་གི་ ཅིག་ཡོད་པ་she ཅིན་ said, ཟེར་བའི་རེ་བ་བསྐྱེད་ now,” she said, adding Sheltered under under the the འགོ་ now,” adding Sheltered "Druk Chirwang Tshogpa would “Of allshe the now new elects I am most that hopes that umbrella which couldn’t that she now hopes umbrella which couldn’t དེ་འབད་རུང་ satisfied མནོ་བསམ་བཏང་དོ་ particularly with that the delike ཐོག་བཙག་འཐུ་འདི་ཡང་ to take this opportunityམཇུག་བསྡུ་ to extheofnew new government keep the hard hard support rain to the government the rain cision Yeshey Dorji as the mintendkeep our wholehearted ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་པས། བཟུམ་སྦེ་ གྲུབ་འབྲས་བྱུང་མ་ཚུགས་ would bring in some some out, drenched Asma, isterwould for agriculture and forestry the ruling government. As a voice bring in out, drenched Asma, ministers. There couldn’t have of a a of Bhutanese populadevelopment to her her vilvilasection 73 year old from from development to 73 year old འགོ་ཐོག་བཙག་འཐུའི་སྐབས་ལུ་ མི་ལུ་ བློ་ཕམ་བྱུང་ཡི་ཟེར་ཨིན་པས། been better candidate than him tion, Druk Chirwang Tshogpa will lage and and also also solve solve her her to Gumaungni village village Gumaungni takelage the position since he will unactively participate in the socioདེ་བཟུམ་སྦེ་ འབྲུག་སྤྱིར་དབང་ ཚོགས་པ་རྙིངམ་ འབྲུག་ཕུན་ཚོགས་ woes the of having having to programs walk under Phuentsholing woes of to walk under derstand plans and political life ofPhuentsholing the nation, and will for her entire life. Dungkhag hadtowalked walked ཚོགས་པ་ནང་ འཐུས་མི་མངམ་ན་ པ་དང་ མི་སེར་དམངས་གཙོའི་ཚོགས་ of the ministry for he had been make concerted efforts ensure for her entire life. Dungkhag had underBut the sadly, ministry as senior thatalmost the interest and wellbeing But sadly, “my hus- planalmost three hours to toof “my husthree hours ཚོགས་ པ་ ༢ ཀྱི་ofརྒྱལ་ཁ་ཐོབ་ཡོདཔ་ད་ ཁོང་ ningགཞོན་ཚུ་ཡོད་དེ་འབད་རུང་ officer.” all sections Bhutanese people band could could not not come come to to reach her her polling polling stastaband reach are addressed. And to this end, we རྒྱན་གྱི་because གྲུབ་འབྲས་བལྟཝ་ད་ ༢ ཀྱིས་at སྤྱིར་བཏང་བཙག་འཐུའི་ནང་ Chencho Dema, Paro vote because he is is sick sick ན་ tion at Ahley gewog vote he tion Ahley gewog offer our fullest cooperation and and could not walk.” walk.” center. and not assistance to the ruling governcenter. “I feelcould that Aum Dorji Choden གཞོན་ཚུ་ཚོགས་རྒྱན་བཙུགས་མི་ཚུ་ དོ་འགྲན་འབད་ནི་ཨིན་པས། ment", Wet it read. Sheright said. Wet and cold, cold, she she is the person to be the minShe said. and མི་མང་ཤོས་ ག་གིས་ for གིས་ཡང་ ཚོགས་པ་ལུ་རྒྱབ་སྐྱོར་མ་ According to her her there there waited in ཅིqueue queue for ཚོགས་ According to waited in "As much as there are chalcitizens to to come come out out in in citizens lenges, the ruling government also force to vote. set a new to has force the opportunity The weather leadership was defidefiprecedent of democratic The weather was and nitely governance – one truly harsh forthat those nitely harsh for those rests on the party’s philosophy of who had had to to walk, walk, but but who Wangtse Chhirpel. We are conthere was a sea of smiles there was a sea of smiles fident that the PDP government for having braved the will for takehaving our nation forwardthe in braved the next years." the felicitation badfive weather. bad weather. message reads.

said. པ་ ༢ ཆ་ར་གིས་

She told told The Journalist Journalist Leki Dorji, Thimphu She The

Tashi Jamtsho, istered polling station. station. istered polling Phuntsholing ད་རུང་Malbasi རྒྱལ་པོའི་གཟིvillage མ་དཔོན་ཡིག་ From Malbasi village From “I feel that there right in Pasakha, Pasakha, she she is isno the in is the or wrong choice. All of them only member member from from her her only being very new to the posifamily who had come to family who had come to tion would find it difficult vote for the the election. and need some time getting vote for election. used to it.happy And theand challenge “I am am happy and “I will be even more for those satisfied that that II made made it satisfied it elected ministers who have because I care about the because I care about the not even served the director future of Bhutan Bhutan and and post.” of future know that that my my vote vote will will know Tshering Tenzin, Zhemgang count,” she she said. said. count,” “I amofvery Most the disappointed voters Most voters with theof the result. Everyone in Phuentsholing the exin Phuentsholing the here in Zhemgang was Journalist talkedsoto, to,I don’t had pecting a Minister Journalist talked had want to comment as to if the considered the primary primary considered the choice of round ofministers electionand as their round of election as ministries were allocated apan important occasion an important occasion propriately or not.” which could could not not be be igigwhich nored for for an an unimportunimportnored

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ship and has answers to everything. She also added that he being the most senior party member and befor the country and has given the op- ing groomed by none other than portunity to a much younger and ex- His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo would have proved essential and viperienced candidate,” he said. He expressed his satisfaction with tal to keep a good check and balance the decision because Jigmi Yoezer in whatever the ruling government Thinley will always be the final link executes. But still Dr. Pema Gyamtsho is also between the opposition and the ruling party as he will be an advisor to a capable person for having served in different post and with enough the OL. However Kinzang Norbu from Pema experience to assume his role effiThe National Council of Bhutan would like | Dawa Norbu & Dechen Dolkar - Thimphu Gatshel said that Dr. Pema Gyamtsho ciently. to congratulate HE Lyonchhen Tshering Karma Dorji a civil servant said having served as the Minister of agriculture and Forestry he will be more that the entire DPT candidates were Tobgay and the elected members of the than capable to assume the post as competent and irrespective of whoever comes as opposition leader they an opposition leader. Peoples Democratic Party for the landslide I am happy that partyto won the will former still be able resourcefully exAny party that can give me 5 acresBut of governKinley Tshering elaborated say- the win in the Second National Assembly ecuteonly theirif responsibility and lead ing ASAP that togets be an opposition leader vote. I will feel issecure the country is ment land & transfer it to my name not an easy job as it requires more ex- the party. elections. ruled by an experienced party. my vote, so my first option is DPT, but if other “Keeping in The mindformer the strength perience and has to shoulder greater government have and left experience unachieved work soI expect party give me good offer” I am ready to listen. than of the party responsibilities the prime MinWe would also congratulate HE (Dr.) Pema greatto performance fromwhat DPT and OL ister. they need to come back continue with Deki Dema, 25, private employee, He admitted that he expected the Dr. Pema Gyamtsho,” he said. Gyamtsho, the newly appointed leader of they have started. radhi-sakten party constituency president, Jigmi Yoezer Thinley Yonten Phuntsho, 30, Fresh Graduate, the opposition, and the elected members as the OL and was the general belief Pemagatshel of the people as he was considered the Khar Yurong constituency of the Druk Phuensum Tshogpa. I wanted at least one new political to most party experienced and capable candiSad! A new government should tion have come in. date. parties win Government but it is the same old two political On beautiful occasion of the IBirth of rma Anniversary It is our hope that the On this moment of the On the theaBhutanese beautiful occasion Birth Anniversary of& Gewogs nfo trust Onsincere this marvelous marvelous moment of the Dawa Zangpo government em-of the people don’t female Gupsleader again. If people of Bhutan do not give opporHer Majesty The Gyaltsuen, Jetsun Pema Wangchuck, ployee said Her that he expected Pema and the Opposition would work together Majesty The Gyaltsuen, Jetsunand Pema Wangchuck, Birth Anniversary of Majesty, going by Dr. the Nc result primary If ofresult. Bhutan Birth Anniversary of Your Your Majesty, tunity for new political parties toGyamtsho govern our as the new OL taking intostaff and trainees of the management, • Official & Personal contact DNT had last a prominent figure or aofmale leader information the management, trainees seamlessly to serve the Tsa-Wa-Sum the staff of and termstaff and country the old same the final of all Gups, GAO & Mangmi of all the management management and and staff it ofwould be a dynasty for consideration Gewogs of Bhutanare Technical Training Institute extend our then they might have Chumey had a chance. There for the senior ministers. Technical Training Institute Chumey extend our thereby leading to unprecedented political party. • Gewog Demographics like population, Bhutan Bhutan Happy Happy Land Land Tours Tours and and Travels Travels He also heartfelt expressed that Dr. Pema chances that even in the next election the roads, education, climate, health, felicitations andposprayers for for Your Your Majesty’s Majesty’s longtwo heartfelt and prayers long peace,their happiness and prosperity the is a truefelicitations leader and chukiin29, South-Thimphu Gyamtsho constituency Projects, etc. extend fondest wishes and prayers for the old parties will still win. extend their fondest wishes and prayers for the Gewog Tourism Info life, good health sess good personality adding that his and life, good health and happiness. happiness. • • Local Kingdom. Sacred Places of every Gewog The and saddest part is despite the civil servants highest qualification his right long life of Your Majesty. • Gewog Maps long life of Your Majesty. It will be all same as before unless they bring • Agriculture & Commercial age made the the most deserving supporting forcanDNT they still voted for DPT in Info • Development Plans new changes and development in the coundidate. • Gup & Gewog Photographs and more ... the end according to the postal ballot. Bhutakarma Yangzom a trainee try. They give full support only toHowever the civil Get your copy today: nese don’t want change they want to stick to Bumthang that she was expecting former THIMPHU : 17331577 / 17671715 Thimphu, Bumthang Thimphu, Bhutan. Bhutan. C: C: 17724616 17724616 servants despite them having the said privileges of P/LING : 17990271 / 17635446 prime minister totheir be the given oldOL, thing that they are used to. INDIA : 8972919452 allowance and other remuneration. Butis awe, that he perfectionist in statesmanTashi Wangmo, civil Servant, Thimphu.


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“This is what the people are saying about the primary election result”

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private employee are ignored and left behind. I want the government who can support the private employee.

I was sure that PDP and DPT will be leading the election.I watch television every time and I found the two leading parties more capable then the other two.” While her 69-year-old husband interrupts the conversation and said, “I was expecting Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa to be one of the leading parties.” Then the two goes on debating over the result both trying to convince each other over their view.

Dzongkhag Administration

Buddha Gurung, 33, Tourist Guide, Gelephu Khamad constituency I don’t find any other party more capable then DPT and the people have chosen the right party.

The Rabdey, Public and Civil Servants of

Tshering lhamo, corporate employee in Phuentsholing, chhoeKhorTANG constituency.

Mongar Dzongkhag

hereby join the nation in congratulating the


Aum Wangmo, 65-year-old resident of Phuentsholing. I was pretty sure that the DPT will be leading

The Rabdey, Public, Civil Servants Business the election from theand start. I don’tCommunity mean the of

I was expecting PDP to lead the election but Ruling Government and Opposition Party

otherParo parties Dzongkhag are not worth but DPT and PDP however I am happy with the result.” are much better. for winning the 2nd Parliamentary “Although Election away from home, I keep myself upwould like to join the whole Nation Tashi lhamo, lAMGoNGwith everything happening in my coun-to extend our warmest Congratulations to the and forming the new dated Government. WANGchANG constituency in Paro On of On the the joyous joyous and and auspicious auspicious occasion occasion of the the 23rd 23rd Birth try through socialBirth media and other sources.New Ruling Government and Opposition Party. We heartily wish the new Government I am really overwhelmed with the result and And IGyaltsuen was eagerlyJetsun waiting for the result to be Anniversary of Her Majesty the Anniversary of Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen Jetsun We heartily wish the New Government term satisfied indeed. The result issuccessful because of the successful term and peaceful tenure updated on the in social media. In commemoration of Birth Anniversary Pema the Rabdey, Civil Servants, Business and peaceful tenure inThe serving the Nation andof people who have voted and the people have In commemoration of The Birth Anniversary of Pema Wangchuck, Wangchuck, the Rabdey, Civil Servants, Business taking forward our nationPhuba to a new Dorji,era. a Bhutanese citizen working in decided forTSA-WA-SUM. the right party. even though there Majesty Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema, Her Majesty Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema, Community and the People rededicated our Community and the People re- dedicated our commitment commitment to tounited States from Her had been two new political parties not one the the management management and and staff staff of of Bhutan Bhutan Polythene Polythene Co. Co. Ltd., Ltd., KABISA-TAloG constituency. serve our country with utmost loyalty and sincerity. of them could make it to the general round serve our country with utmost loyalty and sincerity. Phuentsholing extend our fondest wishes for Your Majesty’s Phuentsholingofextend our fondest wishes for Your Majesty’s election. It will discourage the new parties I am happy know that DPT won the Haa our tribute and Haa Dzongkhag Dzongkhag would would like like to to offer offer ourvery tribute and toprofound profound long life with continued peace and prosperity long life with continued andfuture. prosperity within within the the from coming peace up in the primary election. And for me both the leading

prayers health and long life. prayers for for Her Her Majesty’s Majesty’s good good health life. parties areand verylong good. Tashi Tashi Delek Delek Tsheringmo, lhuentse Dzongkhag Administration

Haa Dzongkhag Mongar

Kingdom Kingdom of of Bhutan. Bhutan.

Phurba Tenzin 24, corporate employee, wamrong constitiuency

Bhutan Bhutan Polythene Polythene Company Company Limited Limited



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རིམ་ཨང་ ༣ པའི་ཐོན་རིམ་ ༤༩ པ།




on Election Day མི་དབང་ མངའ་བདག་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་ ཆུ་འབྲུག་ཟླཝ་ ༤ པའི་ཚེས་ ༡༦།


|| Ugyen Ugyen Wangmo Wangmo


ss the the nation nation went went to polls to polls on on May May 31 31 to to be be counted, counted, there were few there were few citizens citizens who who were were left left voiceless voiceless to accept accept whatever whatever to leadership other other chooses chooses leadership for for them. them. Despite Despite its its small small voter voter base, the nation base, the nation still still saw saw a a significant significant number number of of people people who who remained remained silent silent on on the the poll poll day day for for various reasons. reasons. various ༉ མགར་ས་མཐོང་སྨོན་རྫོང་དེ་ མེ་ “Give me me some some one one II “Give མཆོད་བཞེས་མི་ལུ་བརྟེན་ཏེ་ ཉམས་ can can trust trust my my future future on on and I will vote again,” and I will vote again,” ཆགས་ཤོར་བའི་ཤུལ་ལུ་ ལོ་ངོ་ ༦ said said Pema Pema Tashi, Tashi, 36, 36, a a དེ་ ཅིག་གི་རྒྱབ་ལས་ ཉམས་གསོ་ཞུ་ corporate corporate employee. employee. he he said said that that he he had had votvotཚར་ཏེ་ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་པས། ed in 2008, but over ed in 2008, but over the the རྫོང་ཉམས་གསོ་ཞུའི་ལཱ་ཚུ་ཡང་ past five years years under under the theསྤྱི་ past five first ༢༠༡༠ elected ལས་ government first elected government ལོ་ འགོ་བཙུགས་ he he has has learned learned about about how how ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་རུང་ ལཱ་འབད་བའི་ནམ་ politicians politicians can can lie lie and and mislead the དུས་ལུ་ misleadབྱ་སྟབས་མ་བདེ་བའི་དཀའ་ the public. public. “I cannot “I cannot waste waste my my ངལ་ལེ་ཤ་ ཅིག་ཐོན་མི་ལུ་བརྟེན་ཏེ་ དུས་ vote and time vote and time for for somesomeone ཡུན་མངམ་འགོར་ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་པས། one who who lies lies for for their their own personal personal gain,” gain,” he he own affirmed. affirmed. It It will will take take him him an an ococcurrence of at least currence of at least one one government government which which truly truly represents the represents the people people to to ༉ སྤྱི་ལོ་ to༢༠༠༨ ལུ་ རྒྱལ་ཁབ་ be be able able to bring bring back back his his trust and to ནང་ རྒྱལ་རབས་ ཅན་གྱི་ དམང་གཙོའི་ trust and confidence confidence to vote again. again. vote གཞུང་གི་ on the theསྤྱི་ཚོགས་དང་པའི་ other hand, hand, རྒྱལ་ on other choki Dorji, 53, ཡོངས་ཚོགས་འདུའི་ བཙག་འཐུ་ choki Dorji, 53, a a civil civil servant said that there is servant said that there is འགོ་འདྲེན་འཐབ་ཚར་ཏེ་ ལོ་ལྔའི་ཤུལ་ going to be an election going to be an election whether one likes ལས་ ད་རུང་རང་ ༢ པའི་ whether oneསྤྱི་ཚོགས་ likes it it or or not, and one of the cannot, and one of the canརྒྱལ་ཡོངས་ཚོགས་འདུ་གི་ འགོ་ didates didates is is going going to to win win whether they like like them them ཐོག་བཙག་འཐུ་འདི་ཡང་ མཇུག་བསྡུ་ whether they or not. not. or ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་པས། he he said said “right “right to to vote vote འགོ་ཐོག་བཙག་འཐུའི་སྐབས་ལུ་ is my democracy is my democracy and and politicians my politicians are areའབྲུག་ཕུན་ཚོགས་ my lifeline lifeline ཚོགས་པ་རྙིངམ་ who will decide who will decide the the future future པ་དང་ of country,” of my myམི་སེར་དམངས་གཙོའི་ཚོགས་ country,” so so he he took the responsibility took theརྒྱལ་ཁ་ཐོབ་ཡོདཔ་ད་ responsibility to to པ་ ༢ ཀྱི་ ཁོང་ go out out and and vote. vote. go ༢ likewise, ཀྱིས་ སྤྱིར་བཏང་བཙག་འཐུའི་ནང་ likewise, Ngawang Ngawang Yonten, a 31 year Yonten, a 31 year old old དོ་འགྲན་འབད་ནི་ཨིན་པས། graduate said, graduate said, “I “I am am not not མི་མང་ཤོས་ ཅིག་གིས་ ཚོགས་ fine with way fine with the the way things things

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སྤྱི་ལོ་ ༢༠༡༣ ཟླཝ་ ༦ པའི་ཚེས་ ༡ །

Similarly, Similarly, Phuntsho Phuntsho wangdi wangdi and and his his entire entire family could family could not not stop stop their their work work in in the the farm farm to to go and vote. he reasoned go and vote. he reasoned that that they they were were scheduled scheduled ཚང་གིས་ རྫོང་ཁག་ནང་ལས་ སྡེ་ཚན་ for the obligatory obligatory labour for the labour to their kinsmen kinsmen on the the ཅིག་བཟོ་སྟེ་ གནོད་པ་འབྱུང་ཡོད་པའི་ to their on poll day, day, which which is is a a lalapoll ས་ཁོངས་ཚུ་ནང་ བལྟ་བསྐོར་འབད་ bour bour exchange exchange tradition tradition practiced in his practiced in་རྒྱབ་སྐྱོར་བཟུམ་ his village. village.ཅིག་ དེ་ འཕྲལ་གྱི A A 65-year-old 65-year-old man man སྦེ་ སྨད་འཚོ་རྒེད་འོག་ནང་ མོནམ་ from Phuentsholing from Phuentsholing said said that he is not interested that he is not བཀྲམ་སྤེ interested བྱཱ་གི་སོན་ཚུ་ཡང་ ལ་འབད་ in politics. politics. “Politicians “Politicians in makes hundreds of prompromཡོད་པའི་ཁར་ ཇ་རེ་རྒེད་འོག་གི་ མི་ makes hundreds of ises during during the the campaign campaign ises ཚུ་གིས་ གནོད་པ་བརྐྱབ་ཡོད་པའི་ ཐོ་ and and does does not not fulfil fulfil any any after are འདི་ཚུ་ they ལོག་བསྐྱར་གསོ་འབད་མི་ནང་ after they are elected,” elected,” he he said. said. རྒྱབ་སྐྱོར་ཚུ་ འབད་ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་མས། Further, Further, once once in in power power all the politicians are allད་རུང་ the politicians are the the གནོད་པ་བརྐྱབ་ཡོད་པའི་ same and and deny deny knowing knowing same གཡུས་ཚན་ཚུ་ནང་གི་ them even even if if they theyམི་སེར་ཚུ་ལུ་ are from from them are the same same constituency. constituency. the ས་ཞིང་འཛིན་སྐྱོང་གི་ཐོག་ལས་ ས་ “he “he is is a a lie lie and and my my འདི་ཚུ་ ཕྱག་མི་བདའ་ནི་དང་ འདི་ vote is futile,” vote is futile,” he he declared declared as the reason for not castas the ་reason for notམི་འཐོན་ castབཟུམ་གྱི དཀའ་ངལ་འདི་ ing ing his his ballot. ballot. Sonam Thimནི་གི་དོན་ལུ་ སྦྱོང་བརྡར་ཚུ་ཡང་ Sonam choden, choden, Thim-བྱིན་ phu resident resident registered registered in in phu ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་པས། Khaling -Womrong con-Womrong conKhaling stituency in Tashigang said stituency in Tashigang said ད་རུང་ གྲོས་བསྟུན་གྱི་ཐོག་ལས་ that that she she didn’t didn’t vote vote bebeཤུལ་མམ་གྱི ་ aས་གནས་གཞུང་གི་ cause private cause being being a private ememployee she didn’t have ployee she didn’t have the the འཆར་གཞི་ནང་ ཆུའི་གཡུར་བ་རྐྱབ་ privilege privilege of of postal postal ballot. ballot. ནི་དེ་And གཙོ་རིམ་གཙོ་ཅིག་སྦེ་ བཞག་ to And to go go to to the the pollpolling station station means means the the ing ནི་ལུ་ གྲོས ་ཐག་བཅད་འདུག་པའི་ worry of of having having to to travel travel worry for three three days days to to get get there there གནས་ཚུལ། for and and another another three three days days to to come come back. back. In In addition addition the the exexpenses and the penses and the trouble trouble of of paper paper works works for for leave leave from office, office, is is just just not not the the from trouble she she can can afford afford to to trouble go through. through. go Sadly Sadly for for lhendup lhendup Zangmo, Zangmo, 44, 44, whose whose pollpolling station was ing station was in in NamNamseling, seling, Thimphu Thimphu could could not make not make it it owing owing to to the the bad weather. weather. She She feels feels bad guilty for for not not voting voting but but guilty yet, “As “As part part of of democdemocyet, racy, racy, we we should should feel feel free free to not vote as well,” to not vote as well,” she she says. says.

མཆོག་གིས་ སྐྱིད་སྡུག་གི་གསོལ་རས།

ཐོན་ལམི་ལུ་བརྟེན་ཏེ་ དུས་ཡུན་རིངམོ་ འགོར་ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་པས། ༉ མི་དབང་ མངའ་བདག་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་ རྫོང་ཉམས་གསོ་ལས་འགུལ་གྱི ་ མཆོག་གིས་ ལྷུན་རྩེ་རྫོང་ཁག་ སྨད་ དོན་ལས་ མ་དངུལ་ས་ཡ་ ༡༥ བགོ་ འཚོ་དང་ ཇ་རེ་རྒེད་འོག་གི་ ཁྱིམ་གུང་ བཀྲམ་འབད་དེ་ ཡོད་སར་ལས་ The Board, Management and ད་ཚུན་ the Employees of ༡༡༢ ལུ་ ཟ་ཆས་ཀྱི་རིགས་ཆུམ་དེ་ཚུ་ རྫོང་ཕྱི་ཁའི་ལཱ་དང་ ནང་ན་གི་སྡེབ་རིས་ Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project Authority ཚུ་མཇུག་བསྡུ་སྟེ་ཡོད་མི་དེ་གིས་ ཟད་ གསོལ་རས་སྦེ་ གནང་ཡོདཔ་ཨིན། would like to congratulate the དེ་ཡང་ ད་རེས་ འཕྲལ་ཁམས་ འགྲོ་དངུལ་ཀྲམ་ ས་ཡ་ ༡༤ དེ་ཅིག་ ཅིག་ཁར་ Party ཆར་ཆུ་དང་ སེརཝ་རྐྱབ་ and Opposition དེ་ཡང་ སྤྱི་ལོ་Ruling ༢༠༠༨ ལུ་Government མེ་ བཏང་ཚར་ཏེ་ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་པས། རྫོང་དེ་ནང་ ནང་རྟེན་ གཞན་ཚུ་ མི་ལུ་བརྟེན་ཏེ་ ཁོང་གིས་ ལོ་ཐོག་ མཆོད་བཞེས་ཡོདཔ་ད་ དེའི་སྐབས་ལུ་ for winning the 2nd Parliamentary Election བཀའ་བརྒྱད་ལྷ་ཁང་དང་ བདག་སྐྱོང་ བཞེངས་ནི་འདི་ ཤུལ་མའི་ཟླཝ་དག་ ཚུ་ གནོད་པ་རྐྱབ་ཡོདཔ་ལས་ མི་ཚུ་ and forming the new Government. ཡིག་ཚང་ དེ་ལས་ སྐུ་རྟེན་གསུང་རྟེན་ པ་ཅིག་གི་ནང་འཁོད་བསྒྲུབ་ཚུགས་ ལུ་ ཟ་འཐུང་གི་དཀའ་ངལ་ཚུ་ སེལ་ ཐབས་ལུ་ཨིན་པས། ཚུ་ལུ་ གནོད་སྐྱོན་བྱུང་ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་པས། པའི་རེ་བ་བསྐྱེད་དེ་སྦེ་འདུག We heartily wish the new Government མགར་ས་རྫོང་འདི་ སྤྱི་ལོ་ ༡༦༤༨ ད་རེས་ ཉམས་བཅོས་ཞུ་ཡོད་པའི་ ཆར་ཆུ་དང་ སེརཝ་གིས་ སྨད་འཚོ་ successful term and peaceful tenure in རྫོང་དེ་ ཧེ་མའི་བཟོ་བཀོད་དང་ དུམ་གྲ་ ལུ་ ཞབས་དྲུང་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་གིས་ གདན་ རྒེད་འོག་གི་ས་གནས་ ཨུང་སྒར་ ས་བཅགས་གནང་པའི་ཤུལ་ ལུ་སྡེ་ རེ་མ་འདྲཝ་སྦེ་ཡོད་ཨིན་པས། taking forward our nation to a new era. གོང་དར་དང་ སྟོང་སི་ དང་ དྲུག་ལ་ ཉམས་བཅོས་ལཱ་འབད་བའི་སྐབས་ སྲིད་དང་ བླ་ཆེན་ཚུ་གིས་ རིམ་པ་ སྦི་ དེ་ལས་ གུ་ལི་སྤང་གི་ གཡུས་ ལུ་ ལས་མི་མ་ཐོབ་མི་ གནམ་ བཞིན་དུ་ རྒྱ་བསྐྱེད་མཛད་ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་ ཚན་ཚུ་ནང་གི་ ས་ཞིང་ཨེ་ཀར་ ༨༥ TASHI DELEK གཤིས་གནས་སྟངས་ཀྱི་ དཀའ་ངལ་ པའི་གནས་ཚུལ། ལྷགཔ་ཅིག་གི་ གེ་ཛ་ཚུ་ གནོན་པ་ རྐྱབ་ཡོདཔ་མ་ཚད་ ཇ་རེ་རྒེད་འོག་ གི་ ལ་དྲོང་དང་པམ་ དེ་ལས་ ཡུམ་ཆེ་ གི་ གཡུས་ཚན་ཚུ་ནང་ཡང་ གེ་ཛ་ཞིང་ པ་ ༢and ཆ་ར་གིས་ རྒྱལ་ཁ་ཐོབ་མི་ལུ་ འབད་བས་ཟེར་ ན་གཞོན་མང་ཤོས་ “I simply not possible to are II will ཨེ་ཀར་ ༢༥ གནོད་པ་རྐྱབ་ “I am am registered registered to to vote vote simply notདེ་ཅིག་ possible to go go are and will not not leave leave in and and vote in the polling the important in Mongar Mongar and II would would and vote in the polling the important decisions decisions རྒྱབ་སྐྱོར་ཡོད་ལུགས་ཚུ་བཤདཔ་ཨིན་ ཅིག་གིས་ བཤདཔ་ཨིན་པས། ཡོདཔ་ཨིན། have station. up have liked liked to to cast cast my my balbalstation. up to to others.” others.” མི་སེར་བརྒྱ་ཆ་ལས་ ༦༥ དེ་ རུང་According ལ་ལོ་གིས་འབད་བ་ ཅིན་ toརྒྱལ་ lot,” Despite her ད་རུང་ རྒྱལ་པོའི་གཟི མ་དཔོན་ཡིག་ lot,” she she said. said. however however Despite her strong strong According to to him, him, to she was not able to ardesire to vote, vote is not just a right but ཅིག་གིས་ འགོ་ཐོག་བཙག་འཐུའི་ ཁ་ཐོབ་མིའི་གྲལ་ཁར་ ཚོགས་པ་ she was not able to ardesire to vote, she she is is conconvote is not just a right but range the trip because of demned to remain it is a democratic obligarangeའབྲུག་ཕུན་སུམ་ཚོགས་པ་དང་ the trip because of demned to remain silent silent it is a democratic obligaནང་ གསརཔ་ འབྲུག་མཉམ་རུབ་ཚོགས་ the because tion, the cost cost of of travelling. travelling. because of of the the gauntlet gauntlet of of tion, “to “to live live in in a a country country འབྲུག་མཉམ་རུབ་ཚོགས་པ་ ༢ ཀྱིས་ her entire family is sad obstacles to voting. where you have a say in པ་དང་ སྤྱིར་དབབ་ཚོགས་པ་ ༢ ལས་ her entire family is sad obstacles to voting. where you have a say in that “I how འཐོབ་པ་ཅིན་ལེགས་ཤོམ་འོང་ནི་མས་ that they they could could not not take take “I could could not not go go to to vote vote how you you are are governed.” governed.” ཅིག་ཡོད་པ་ ཅིན་ part in in deciding deciding for for their their because there there was was no no at at Besides, to ཟེར་བའི་རེ་བ་བསྐྱེད་ decide to to not not part because Besides, to decide ཟེར་བའི་ རེ་བ་བསྐྱེད་ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་རུང་ own home to vote to དེ་འབད་རུང་ མནོ་བསམ་བཏང་དོ་ own future, future, but but they they are are home to to look look after after the the to vote is is a a betrayal betrayal to འབྲུག་མཉམ་རུབ་ཚོགས་པ་གིས་ still cows,” the nations ‘past, still hopeful hopeful that that they they cows,” said said Daza Daza Ama, Ama, the nations ‘past, present present བཟུམ་སྦེ་ གྲུབ་འབྲས་བྱུང་མ་ཚུགས་ might be able to make it 47 year old and future generations’. might be able to make it 47 year old farmer farmer from from and future generations’. རྒྱབ་སྐྱོར་ལེགས་ཤོམ་ཅིག་མ་ཐོབ་མི་ for Pemagatshel. And Bhutan མི་ལུ་ བློ་ཕམ་བྱུང་ཡི་ཟེར་ཨིན་པས། for the the general general election. election. Pemagatshel. And Bhutan will will be be ལུ་Similarly, མི་སེར་མ་ཤོས་ཅིག་ཧ་ལས་ཏེ་ But able to a Similarly, ugyen ugyen ZangZangBut she she will will definitely definitely able to achieve achieve a governgovernདེ་བཟུམ་སྦེ་ འབྲུག་སྤྱིར་དབང་ mo, 44, who had regisfulfill her civic ment that represents all ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་པས། mo, 44, who had regisfulfill her civic duty duty by by ment that represents all tered for postal ballot will making it for the general the if ཚོགས་པ་ནང་ འཐུས་མི་མངམ་ན་ tered for postal ballot will making it for the general the people people only only if everyeveryཨིན་རུང་ གྲོ ང ་གསེབ་ཀྱི་ མི་སེར་ have round one have to to remain remain voiceless voiceless round though. though. She She exexone were were to to vote. vote. གཞོན་ཚུ་ཡོད་དེ་འབད་རུང་ ཚོགས་ ཚུ་ ཧེ་མ་ལས་ཡོད་པའི་ But, as postal has plained But, Kezang Kezang choden, choden, as her her postal ballot ballotཚོགས་པ་ has plained that that her her children children རྒྱན་གྱི ་ གྲུབ་འབྲས་བལྟཝ་ད་ 37 old been rejected. will 37 year year old resident resident in in ན་ been rejected. She She said said will be be home home from from school school ༢ ར་ སྤྱིར་བཏང་བཙག་འཐུའི་དོན་ལུ་ MANGDECHHU HYDROELECTRIC PROJECT AUTHORITY phuentsholing is one of that her constituency is to give her some flexibiliphuentsholing is one of that her constituency is to give her some flexibiliགཞོན་ཚུ་ཚོགས་རྒྱན་བཙུགས་མི་ཚུ་ གདམ་འཐུ་གྲུབ་མི་ལུ་ སེམས་དགའ་ those about four travel ty TRONGSA : BHUTAN those who who were were compelled compelled about four days days travel ty from from the the daily daily working working གིས་ཡང་ ཚོགས་པ་ལུ་རྒྱབ་སྐྱོར་མ་ to stay home on poll day. from Thimphu and it was schedule. སྟེ་འདུག་པའི་གནས་ཚུལ། to stay home on poll day. from Thimphu and it was schedule.

སྤྱི་ལོ་ ༢༠༡༣ གྱི་ འགོ་ཐོག་བཙག་འཐུ་མཇུག་བསྡུ་ཡོདཔ།



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ར་ “This“This is what is what the people the people are saying are saying སོ ་ ཁ ་ ན དོ ་ རྡ བ about about the primary the primary election election result” དང་result” འབྲུག་གི་རྒེད་འོག་

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he three day SAYEN regional meet which was held in the capital to understand how youths are working on the environment and sustainable development ended on July 26. 30 youths from south Asian | Dawa Norbu & Dechen | Dawa Dolkar Norbu -&Thimphu Dechen Dolkar - Thimphu countries along with the resource persons from United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the South Asian Youth Environment Network (SAYEN) happy that I amthe happy former that party the won former theparty won the Any party thatAny can party give me that 5 acres can give of governme 5 acresIofam governsecretariat and the representavote. I will feel vote. secure I will only feel if secure the country only ifis the country is ment land & transfer ment land it to & my transfer name ASAP it to my gets name ASAP gets tive from the Bayer attended ruled by an experienced ruled by anparty. experienced The former party. The former my vote, so mymy firstvote, option so my is DPT, first but option if other is DPT, but if other the conference. The theme of the conference government government left unachieved have leftwork unachieved so work so party give me good partyoffer” give me I am good ready offer” to listen. I am ready to listen. have In addition it works as a good was, “Youth Stake on Post Rio grams from India said that the they need to come they back need to to continue come back with to what continue with what is specifically fo- employee, learning experience and an opDeki Dema, 25,Deki private Dema, 25, private employee, +20 and the Post- 2015 Devel- conference cused on the concerns of the reportunity to develop leadership they have started. they have started. opment Agenda”. radhi-sakten constituency radhi-sakten constituency The young leaders from gion, in terms of environment skills. Yonten Phuntsho, Yonten 30, Fresh Phuntsho, Graduate, 30, Fresh Graduate, All the youth participants South Asian countries were and sustainability on how one Khar Pemagatshel Yurong constituency Khar Yurong constituency is affected and can play a role were honored to be aPemagatshel part of the gatherd with the aim to foster I wanted at least I wanted one new at least political one party new political to party to in decision making. program towards the preservacooperation, exchange and disSad!parties A new government Sad! A new should government have come should in. have come in. win butSimilarly, it is thewin same butold it isKaur, two thepolitical same oldparties two political Satwant re- tion and promotion of the cussion among them OnenvitheBhutanese beautiful occasion offemale the Birth Anniversary of On and this also marvelous moment of the Bhutanese people don’t trust people don’t leader trust female leader information ronment. again.gional If people again. of Bhutan If officer people dosaid, not of Bhutan give oppordo not give opporstrengthen their capacity on the Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen, Jetsun Pema going thethat Nc going result by and the Nc primary result result. and primary If Wangchuck, result. If think this is an important They were of the by view themes and the issues related to “Ifor Birth Anniversary of Your Majesty, tunity new tunity political forparties new political to govern parties our to govern our platform for young people. to sustain and conserve enPost Rio+20 and the Post -2015 DNT had a prominent DNT hadfigure a prominent or staff a male leader or aofmale leader the management, andfigure trainees country it would country be a dynasty it for be a dynasty old same for it the staff ofwould They areand the future leader ofthe vironment isolda same very imDevelopment Agenda.the management then they might then have they had might a chance. have There had a are chance. There are Training Institute Chumey extend our political political the party. country. Andparty. program portant duty for themTechnical as Besides, the conference also Bhutan Happy Land Tours and Travels chances that even chances in the that next even election in the the next two election future generations. provided a forum to exchange like this, is an opportunity to the heartfelt felicitations and prayers for Your Majesty’sthe longtwo chukiyoung 29, South-Thimphu chukiof29,their South-Thimphu constituency constituency meet people “I think through such programs old parties will old still parties win. will still win. ideas and extend experiences theiramong fondest wishes and prayers for the life, good health and happiness. the Bhutanese the participants. It allowed dis- own country and from other we can makeThe saddest part Theissaddest despite part the civil is despite servants the civil servants countries and see how each concerned about the imporlong life of Your Majesty. It will be all same It will as be before all same unless as they before bring unless they bring cussions on youth environmensupporting for supporting DNT they still for voted DNT they for DPT still in voted for DPT in individual is dealing with the tance of environment and its tal projects and activities innew ad- changes and new development changes and in development the coun- in the counenvironment. Besides they also conservation,” said one of the the end according the end to the according postal ballot. to the Bhutapostal ballot. Bhutadition to developing the SAYEN try. They try. full They support giveonly full support the civil only the civil learngive about other cultures andto youths and to ultimately work plan for 2013 and 2014. nese don’tbenefit want nese change don’t they want want change to stick they to want to stick to Bumthang C: 17724616 enjoy the opportunity to the work the world at privileges large. servants despite servants them having despite them privileges having of the of Madhavi, programmeThimphu, di- Bhutan. their old thing their that they old thing are used thatto. they are used to. with different people from other dif- remuneration. rector of DESD and Youth proallowance andallowance other remuneration. and But we, But we, Tashi Wangmo,Tashi civilWangmo, Servant, Thimphu. civil Servant, Thimphu. ferent countries.”

༢༠༥ དང་ རྒཔོ་ཚུ་གི་ འབྲུག་གི་རྒཔོ་དང་ དམངས་མི་ རྒེད་འོག་ བདག་སྐྱོང་ཚུ་གི་རང་དོན་ དང་ རྒེད་འོག་ཡིག་ཚང་ གི་ བརྡ་དོན་ཁ་གསལ།

རྒེད་འོག་དང་ མི་སྡེ་ སྣུམ་འཁོར་ལམ་ ཤེས་རིག་ གནམ་གཤིག་འགྱུར་བགྲོད་དང་ གསོ་བ་ དེ་ལས་ ལས་ འགུལ་ཚུ་གི་སྐོར། རྒེད་འོག་ནང་གནས་ཀྱི་སྐོར། རྒེད་འོག་ནང་འཁོད་བལྟ་བཤལ།

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རྒེད་འོག་དང་ རྒཔོ་གི་དཔར་རིགས་ཚུ་གཟིགས་ཚུགས། Technical Training Institute ད་རེས་ཁྱོད་རའི་དེབ་འདི་བཞེས་གནང་། Chumey ཐིམ་ཕུག ༡༧༣༣༡༥༧༧/ ༡༧༧༦༡༧༡༥ ཕུན་ཚོགས་གླིང་ ༡༧༩༩༠༢༧༡/༡༧༦༣༥༤༤༦

private employee private are ignored employee and are left ignored behind. and left behind. I was sure thatI PDP was sure and DPT that will PDP be and leading DPT will be leading I want the government I want thewho government can support whothe can support the the election.I watch the election.I television watch everytelevision time andevery time and private employee. private employee. I found the twoI found leadingthe parties two leading more capable parties more capable then the otherthen two.”theWhile other her two.” 69-year-old While her 69-year-old Buddha Gurung, Buddha 33, Tourist Gurung, Guide, 33, Gelephu Tourist Guide, Gelephu husband interrupts husband the conversation interrupts theand conversation said, and said, Khamad constituency Khamad constituency “I was expecting “I was Drukexpecting NyamrupDruk Tshogpa Nyamrup to Tshogpa to be one of the leading be one parties.” of the leading parties.” I don’t find any I don’t otherfind party anymore othercapable party more capable Then the two goes Thenonthe debating two goes over on the debating result over the result then DPT andthen the DPT people and have the chosen people the have chosen the both trying to both convince trying each to convince other over each theirother over their The Board, Management and the Employees of right party. right party. view. view. ‘PENDEN CEMENT AUTHORITY LIMITED’ Tshering lhamo, Tshering corporate lhamo, employee corporate employee 65-year-old Wangmo, resident 65-year-old of resident of is honoured to felicitateAum Wangmo,Aum in Phuentsholing, in Phuentsholing, chhoeKhor- chhoeKhorPhuentsholing. Phuentsholing. His Excellency, Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay, TANG constituency. TANG constituency. The Prime MinisterI of Bhutan, was pretty sure I was thatpretty the DPT surewill thatbethe leading DPT will be leading all the Cabinet Ministers and the Elected Members of Parliament of the the election from the the election start.from I don’t themean start. the I don’t mean the I was expecting I was PDPexpecting to lead the PDP election to lead but the election but People’s Democratic otherParty parties are other notparties worth but are DPT not worth and PDP but DPT and PDP however I am happy however with I am thehappy result.” with the result.” for their success in the 2nd Parliamentary Elections. are much better. are much better. “Although away “Although from home, away I keep from myself home,upI keep myself upTashi lhamo, lAMGoNGTashi lhamo, lAMGoNGlook forward to aneverything era of peace, stability and prosperity datedWe with everything dated with happening in my happening counin my coun- under the stewardship of WANGchANG constituency WANGchANG constituency in Paro in Paro People’s Democratic Party. On the joyous and try auspicious of the 23rd Birth throughoccasion social try through media and social other media sources. and other sources. I am to really I am really with overwhelmed the resultwith and the result and And I was eagerly I the wassame eagerly for time, thewaiting result tofor bethe result betooverwhelmed we are equally honoured felicitate the Anniversary of Her MajestyAnd theAtwaiting Gyaltsuen Jetsun satisfied indeed. satisfied The result indeed. is because The result of the is because of the updated on the updated socialofmedia. on the social Leader opposition, Hismedia. Excellency, Lyonpo/Dr. Pema Gyamtsho people In who have people voted who and have voted people and have the people of have commemoration ofthe The Birth Anniversary Pema Wangchuck, thePhuba Rabdey, Civil Servants, Business Dorji, aPhuba Bhutanese Dorji, citizen a Bhutanese working citizen in working in and the Elected members of Parliament of the decided for the decided right party. for the even right though party. there even though there unitedDruk States united States from Her Majesty Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema, Phuensum Tshogpa Community and the People re- dedicated our commitment tofrom had been two had new been political two parties new political not one parties not one the management KABISA-TAloG constituency. KABISA-TAloG constituency. for assuming the role of the Opposition Party. and staff of Bhutan Polythene Co. Ltd., of them could of make themit could to themake general it to round the general round serve our country with utmost loyalty and sincerity. Phuentsholing extend our fondest wishes for Your Majesty’s WeIare confident thatDPT Druk Phuensum Tshogpa as the Opposition party ofwon election. It will of election. discourage It will thediscourage new partiesthe new parties I am very happy am to very knowhappy that to know won that the DPT the Haa Dzongkhag would like to offer our tribute and profound long life with continued peace andfuture. prosperity within the will election. strive primary to provide the and theboth people with a responsible opposition party. from coming up from in the coming future. up in the primary And for election. me country both And thefor leading me the leading

Kingdom of Bhutan. prayers for Her parties Majesty’s good health life. are very parties good. areand verylong good. Phurba Tenzin Phurba 24, corporate Tenzinemployee, 24, corporate employee, Tashi Delek to both the parties. Tashi Delek wamrong constitiuency wamrong constitiuency Tsheringmo, lhuentse Tsheringmo, lhuentse

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རིམ་ཨང་ ༣ པའི་ཐོན་རིམ་ རིམ་ཨང་ པ། ༤༩ པ། རང་ཟླ་ ༦༣༤༩པའི་ཐོན་རིམ་ པའི་ཚེས་ ༢༡

on Election Day མི་དབང་ བློན་ཆེན་དང་ ལྷན་རྒྱས་མི་དབང་ གཞུང་ཚོགས་མངའ་བདག་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་ ཀྱི་ བློན་པོ་ཚུ་ལུམངའ་བདག་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་ ་ བཀྲིས་ལེགས་དར་གནང་ཡོདཔ། སྤྱི་ཟླ་ པའི་་ཚེས་ ༢༨ ༡ ། ཐོན་རིམ་ པསྤྱི་ལོ་ ༡༦ ཆུ་འབྲུག་ཟླཝ་ ༤ཆུ་འབྲུག་ཟླཝ་ པའི་ཚེས་༤༡༦པའི་ །༤ ༥པའི་ཚེས་ ༢༠༡༣ ། ཟླཝ་ སྤྱི་ལོ་༦༢༠༡༣ པའི་ཚེས་ཟླཝ་ ༡ ༦།༧པའི

མགར་ས་རྫོང་ཉམས་གསོ་ཞུ་ཚར་ཏེ་ཡོདཔ། མགར་ས་རྫོང་ཉམས་གསོ་ཞུ་ཚར་ཏེ་ཡོདཔ། དབྱར་རྩྭ་དགུན་གྱི་ཚོང་འབྲེལ། | Ugyen Wangmo

Similarly, Phuntsho wangdi and his entire family could not stop s the nation went their work in the farm to to polls on May ཐོན་ལམི་ལུ་བརྟེན་ཏེ་ ཐོན་ལམི་ལུ་བརྟེན་ཏེ་ དུས་ཡུན་རིངམོ་ དུས་ཡུན་རིངམོ་ go and vote. he reasoned 31 to be counted, འགོར་ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་པས། འགོར་ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་པས། that they were scheduled there were few citizens ༉ མི་དབང་ མངའ་བདག་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་ ༉ མི་དབང་ མངའ་བདག་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་ ཚང་གིས་ རྫོང་ཁག་ནང་ལས་ ཚང་གིས་སྡེ་ཚན་ རྫོང་ཁག་ནང་ལས་ སྡེ་ཚན་ for the obligatory labour who were left voiceless རྫོང་ཉམས་གསོ་ལས་འགུལ་གྱི རྫོང་ཉམས་གསོ་ལས་འགུལ་གྱི ་ ་ མཆོག་གིས་ ལྷུན་རྩེ་རྫོང་ཁག་ མཆོག་གིས་སྨད་ལྷུན་རྩེ་རྫོང་ཁག་ ཅིག་བཟོ་སྟེ་ སྨད་གནོད་པ་འབྱུང་ཡོད་པའི་ ཅིག་བཟོ་སྟེ་ གནོད་པ་འབྱུང་ཡོད་པའི་ to their kinsmen on the to accept whatever དོན་ལས་ མ་དངུལ་ས་ཡ་ དོན་ལས་ ༡༥ མ་དངུལ་ས་ཡ་ བགོ་ ༡༥ བགོ་ poll day, which is a laleadership other chooses འཚོ་དང་ ཇ་རེ་རྒེད་འོག་གི་ འཚོ་དང་ཁྱིམ་གུང་ ཇ་རེ་རྒེད་འོག་གི་ ས་ཁོངས་ཚུ་ནང་ ཁྱིམ་གུང་ བལྟ་བསྐོར་འབད་ ས་ཁོངས་ཚུ་ནང་ བལྟ་བསྐོར་འབད་ bour exchange tradition for them. བཀྲམ་འབད་དེ་ ཡོད་སར་ལས་ བཀྲམ་འབད་དེ་ ད་ཚུན་ཡོད་སར་ལས་ ད་ཚུན་ practiced his village.ཅིག་ Despite its small voter ༡༡༢ ལུ་ ཟ་ཆས་ཀྱི་རིགས་ཆུམ་དེ་ཚུ་ ༡༡༢ ལུ་ ཟ་ཆས་ཀྱི་རིགས་ཆུམ་དེ་ཚུ་ དེ་ འཕྲལ་གྱི་རྒྱབ་སྐྱོར་བཟུམ་ དེ་ འཕྲལ་གྱི ཅིག་in་རྒྱབ་སྐྱོར་བཟུམ་ རྫོང་ཕྱི་ཁའི་ལཱ་དང་ ནང་ན་གི་སྡེབ་རིས་ རྫོང་ཕྱི་ཁའི་ལཱ་དང་ ནང་ན་གི་སྡེབ་རིས་ A 65-year-old man base, the nation still saw གསོལ་རས་སྦེ་ གནང་ཡོདཔ་ཨིན། སྦེ་ སྨད་འཚོ་རྒེད་འོག་ནང་ སྦེ་ སྨད་འཚོ་རྒེད་འོག་ནང་ མོནམ་ མོནམ་ from Phuentsholing said a significant number of ཚུ་མཇུག་བསྡུ་སྟེ་ཡོད་མི་དེ་གིས་ ཚུ་མཇུག་བསྡུ་སྟེ་ཡོད་མི་དེ་གིས་ ཟད་ གསོལ་རས་སྦེ་ ཟད་གནང་ཡོདཔ་ཨིན། that he is not བཀྲམ་སྤེ interested people who remained འཕྲལ་ཁམས་ དེ་ཡང་ ད་རེས་ བྱཱ་གི་སོན་ཚུ་ཡང་ འཕྲལ་ཁམས་ བཀྲམ་སྤེ བྱཱ་གི་སོན་ཚུ་ཡང་ ལ་འབད་ ལ་འབད་ འགྲོ་དངུལ་ཀྲམ་ ས་ཡ་ འགྲོ༡༤ ་དངུལ་ཀྲམ་ དེ་ཅིག་ ས་ཡ་ དེ་ཡང་ ༡༤ དེ་ཅིད་རེས་ ག་ in politics. “Politicians silent on the poll day for ཅིག་ཁར་ ཆར་ཆུ་དང་ཅིག་ཁར་ སེརཝ་རྐྱབ་ ཆར་ཆུ་དང་ ཡོད་པའི་ཁར་ སེརཝ་རྐྱབ་ནོར་བུ་དབང་ཕྱུག་དང་ ཇ་རེ་རྒེད་འོག་གི་ ཡོད་པའི་ཁར་ མི་ཇ་རེ་རྒེད་འོག་གི་ མི་ དངུལ་རྩིས་བློན་ མི་དབང་མངའ་བདག་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་མཆོག་གིས་ ཁ་ རྒྱས་བློན་པོ་ makes hundreds of promreasons. བཏང་ཚར་ཏེ་ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་པས། ༉ མགར་ས་མཐོང་སྨོན་རྫོང་དེ་ ༉various མགར་ས་མཐོང་སྨོན་རྫོང་དེ་ མེ་ དེ་ཡང་ སྤྱི་ལོ་ མེ་ ༢༠༠༨ དེ་ཡང་ལུ་ སྤྱི་ལོ་ མེ་ ༢༠༠༨ ལུ་ མེ་ ༉བཏང་ཚར་ཏེ་ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་པས། ises during the campaign “Give me some one I མི་ལུ་བརྟེན་ཏེ་ ཁོང་གིས་ མི་ལུ་བརྟེན་ཏེ་ ལོ་ཐོག་ ཁོང་གིས་ ཚུ་གིས་ ལོ་ཐོག་ གནོད་པ་བརྐྱབ་ཡོད་པའི་ ཚུ་གིས་ གནོད་པ་བརྐྱབ་ཡོད་པའི་ ཐོ་ རྟ་མགྲིན་དབང་ ཐོ་ པོ་ རྣམ་རྒྱལ་རྡོ་རྗེ་ གསོ་བའི་བློན་པོ་ ཙ་སྤྱི་ཟླ་ ༧ པའི་ཚེས་ ༢༧ ལུ་ འབྲུག་གི་བློན་ཆེན་ རྫོང་དེ་ནང་ ནང་རྟེན་ རྫོང་དེ་ནང་ གཞན་ཚུ་ ནང་རྟེན་ གཞན་ཚུ་ མཆོད་བཞེས་མི་ལུ་བརྟེན་ཏེ་ མཆོད་བཞེས་མི་ལུ་བརྟེན་ཏེ་ ཉམས་ མཆོད་བཞེས་ཡོདཔ་ད་ ཉམས་ མཆོད་བཞེས་ཡོདཔ་ད་ དེའི་སྐབས་ལུ་ དེའི་སྐབས་ལུ་ and does not fulfil any can trust my future on ཚུ་ གནོད་པ་རྐྱབ་ཡོདཔ་ལས་ ཚུ་ གནོད་པ་རྐྱབ་ཡོདཔ་ལས་ མི་ཚུ་ ཕྱུག་དང་ འདི་ཚུ་ ལོག་བསྐྱར་གསོ་འབད་མི་ནང་ མི་ཚུ་ འདི་ཚུ་ they ལོག་བསྐྱར་གསོ་འབད་མི་ནང་ after are elected,” he and ལོ་ངོ་ I will ༦ vote བཀའ་བརྒྱད་ལྷ་ཁང་དང་ again,” བཞེངས་ནི་འདི་ ལྷན་ཁག་༡༠ ཤུལ་མའི་ཟླཝ་དག་ བརྒྱུད་འབྲེལ་བློན་ཌི་ཨེན་གདུང་རྒྱལ་རྒྱལ་ གསརཔ་དང་ གི་བློན་པོ་ཚུ་ལུ་ བཀྲིས་ ཆགས་ཤོར་བའི་ཤུལ་ལུ་ ཆགས་ཤོར་བའི་ཤུལ་ལུ་ ལོ་ངོ་ ༦ བཀའ་བརྒྱད་ལྷ་ཁང་དང་ བདག་སྐྱོང་ བཞེངས་ནི་འདི་ བདག་སྐྱོང་ ཤུལ་མའི་ཟླཝ་དག་ said. said Pema Tashi, 36, a རྒྱབ་སྐྱོར་ཚུ་སེལ་ འབད་ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་མས། རྒྱབ་སྐྱོར་ཚུ་ འབད་ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་མས། ལུ་དཔའ་རྟགས་གནང་ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་ ཟ་འཐུང་གི་དཀའ་ངལ་ཚུ་ ལུ་ ཟ་འཐུང་གི་དཀའ་ངལ་ཚུ་ སེལ་ ས་ནམས་བློན་པོ་ པ་ཅིག་གི་ནང་འཁོད་བསྒྲུབ་ཚུགས་ པ་ཅིག་གི་ནང་འཁོད་བསྒྲུབ་ཚུགས་ དེ་ཅིག་གི་རྒྱབ་ལས་ དེ་ ཉམས་གསོ་ཞུ་ ཅིག་གི་རྒྱབ་ལས་ ཡིག་ཚང་ ཉམས་གསོ་ཞུ་ དེ་ལས་ སྐུ་རྟེན་གསུང་རྟེན་ ཡིག་ཚང་ དེ་ལས་ སྐུ་རྟེན་གསུང་རྟེན་ ཡེ་ཤེས་རྡོ་རྗེ་དང་ ལེགས་དར་དང་ Further, once ཤེས་རིག་བློན་ in power corporate employee. allད་རུང་ the politicians are the པའི་རེ་བ་བསྐྱེད་དེ་སྦེ་འདུག པའི་རེ་བ་བསྐྱེད་དེ་སྦེ་འདུག he said that ཚུ་ལུ་ he had votད་རུང་ གནོད་པ་བརྐྱབ་ཡོད་པའི་ གནོད་པ་བརྐྱབ་ཡོད་པའི་ ཐབས་ལུ་ཨིན་པས། ཐབས་ལུ་ཨིན་པས། ཚར་ཏེ་ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་པས། ཚར་ཏེ་ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་པས། གནོད་སྐྱོན་བྱུང་ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་པས། ཚུ་ལུ་ གནོད་སྐྱོན་བྱུང་ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་པས། པོ་སྨིན་མོ་འབྲུག་པ་same དེ་ལས་ ནང་སྲིད་བློན་པོ་ དམ་ པས། and deny knowing ed in 2008, but over the མགར་ས་རྫོང་འདི་ སྤྱི་ལོ་ མགར་ས་རྫོང་འདི་ ༡༦༤༨ སྤྱི་ལོ་ ༡༦༤༨སེརཝ་གིས་ རྫོང་ཉམས་གསོ་ཞུའི་ལཱ་ཚུ་ཡང་ རྫོང་ཉམས་གསོ་ཞུའི་ལཱ་ཚུ་ཡང་ སྤྱི་ ད་རེས་ ཉམས་བཅོས་ཞུ་ཡོད་པའི་ སྤྱི་ ད་རེས་ ཉམས་བཅོས་ཞུ་ཡོད་པའི་ ཆར་ཆུ་དང་ ཆར་ཆུ་དང་ སྨད་འཚོ་ སེརཝ་གིས་ གཡུས་ཚན་ཚུ་ནང་གི་ སྨད་འཚོ་ གཡུས་ཚན་ཚུ་ནང་གི་ མི་སེར་ཚུ་ལུ་ མི་སེར་ཚུ་ལུ་ them even if they are from past five years under the ཆོས་རྡོ་རྗེ་དང་ ཕྱི་འབྲེལ་བློན་པོ་འདི་ རིག་འཛིན་རྡོ་རྗེ་ འབྲུག་གི་ བློན་ཆེན་འདི་ ལུ་ ཞབས་དྲུང་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་གིས་ གདན་ རྒེད་འོག་གི་ས་གནས་ གདན་ མི་རྗེ་ཚེ་རིང་སྟོབས་ the same constituency. first elected ལས་ government ལོ་ ༢༠༡༠ ལས་ལོ་ འགོ་བཙུགས་ ༢༠༡༠ རྫོང་དེ་ འགོ་བཙུགས་ ཧེ་མའི་བཟོ་བཀོད་དང་ རྫོང་དེ་ ཧེ་མའི་བཟོ་བཀོད་དང་ དུམ་གྲ་ ལུ་ ཞབས་དྲུང་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་གིས་ དུམ་གྲ་ དེ་ཡང་ རྒེད་འོག་གི་ས་གནས་ ཨུང་སྒར་ ས་ཞིང་འཛིན་སྐྱོང་གི་ཐོག་ལས་ ཨུང་སྒར་ ས་ཞིང་འཛིན་སྐྱོང་གི་ཐོག་ལས་ ས་ ས་ ཚུ་ཨིན་པའི་གནས་ཚུལ། “he is a lie and my he has learned about how རྒྱས་དང་ ཞབས་ཏོག་བློན་པོ་ རྡོ་རྗེ་ཆོས་སྒྲོན་ བསྟན་ ས་བཅགས་གནང་པའི་ཤུལ་ ས་བཅགས་གནང་པའི་ཤུལ་ ལུ་སྡེ་ ལུ་སྡེ་ ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་རུང་ ལཱ་འབད་བའི་ནམ་ ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་རུང་ ལཱ་འབད་བའི་ནམ་ རེ་མ་འདྲཝ་སྦེ་ཡོད་ཨིན་པས། རེ་མ་འདྲཝ་སྦེ་ཡོད་ཨིན་པས། དང་ དྲུག་ལ་ གོང་དར་དང་ དང་ དྲུག་ལ་ སྟོང་སི་གོང་དར་དང་ འདི་ཚུ་ སྟོང་སི་ ཕྱག་མི་བདའ་ནི་དང་ འདི་ཚུ་ ཕྱག་མི་བདའ་ནི་དང་ འདི་ he declared འདི་ vote is futile,” politicians can lie and སྲིད་དང་ བླ་ཆེན་ཚུ་གིས་ སྲིད་དང་ རིམ་པ་ བླ་ཆེན་ཚུ་གིས་ རིམ་པ་གུ་ལི་སྤང་གི་ as theམི་འཐོན་ for notམི་འཐོན་ castདུས་ལུ་ བྱ་སྟབས་མ་བདེ་བའི་དཀའ་ དུས་ལུ་ ཉམས་བཅོས་ལཱ་འབད་བའི་སྐབས་ ཉམས་བཅོས་ལཱ་འབད་བའི་སྐབས་ misleadབྱ་སྟབས་མ་བདེ་བའི་དཀའ་ the public. སྦི་ དེ་ལས་ སྦི་ དེ་ལས་ གཡུས་གུ་ལི་སྤང་གི་ བཟུམ་གྱིགཡུས་ ་དཀའ་ངལ་འདི་ བཟུམ་གྱི ་reason དཀའ་ངལ་འདི་ ing his ballot. “I cannot waste my ཁྲིམས་བཏང་མི་ཚུ་ གནོད་པཀུན་ལས་ རྒྱ་བསྐྱེད་མཛད་ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་ བཞིན་དུ་ རྒྱ་བསྐྱེད་མཛད་ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་ ངལ་ལེ་ཤ་ཅིག་ཐོན་མི་ལུ་བརྟེན་ཏེ་ ངལ་ལེ་ཤ་ཅིག་ཐོན་མི་ལུ་བརྟེན་ཏེ་ དུས་ ལུ་ ལས་མི་མ་ཐོབ་མི་ དུས་ ལུ་ ལས་མི་མ་ཐོབ་མི་ གནམ་ བཞིན་དུ་ གནམ་ ཚན་ཚུ་ནང་གི་ ས་ཞིང་ཨེ་ཀར་ ཚན་ཚུ་ནང་གི་༨༥ས་ཞིང་ཨེ་ཀར་ ནི་གི་དོན་ལུ་༨༥ སྦྱོང་བརྡར་ཚུ་ཡང་ ནི་གི་དོན་ལུ་ སྦྱོང་བརྡར་ཚུ་ཡང་ Sonamབྱིན་ choden, Thim-བྱིན་ vote and time for someམཐར་བཅུག་ཅིག ལྟོཝ་བཀྱེ་མི་ཚུ་ ཆོས་ པའི་གནས་ཚུལ། པའི་གནས་ཚུལ། ཡུན་མངམ་འགོར་ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་པས། ཡུན་མངམ་འགོར་ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་པས། གཤིས་གནས་སྟངས་ཀྱི་ གཤིས་གནས་སྟངས་ཀྱི་ དཀའ་ངལ་ དཀའ་ངལ་ phu resident registered in one who lies for their ལྷགཔ་ཅིག་གི་ གེ་ཛ་ཚུ་ ལྷགཔ་ཅིགནོན་པ་ ག་གི་ གེ་ཛ་ཚུ་ ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་པས། གནོན་པ་ དང་འབྱོར་པའི་ཁ་ཟས་ཐོབ་བཅུག་ཅིག ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་པས། Khaling -Womrong conown personal gain,” he said རྐྱབ་ཡོདཔ་མ་ཚད་ རྐྱབ་ཡོདཔ་མ་ཚད་ ཇ་རེ་རྒེད་འོག་ ཇ་རེ་རྒེད་འོག་ ད་རུང་ གྲོ ས ་བསྟུན་གྱི ད་རུང་ ་ཐོག་ལས་ གྲོས་བསྟུན་གྱི་ཐོག་ལས་ affirmed. གནས་ སྨན་གྱི་གྲོང་ཁྱེར་ལྟ་ན་སྡུག་ stituency in Tashigang གྱང་མི་ཚུ་ ཚ་བའི་གོ་ལ་ཐོབ་བཅུག་ཅིག་ that she didn’t vote beIt will take him an ocཔ་ རིན་པོ་ཆེ་སྣ་ ༥ ལས་གྲུབ་ གི་ ལ་དྲོང་དང་པམ་ དེ་ལས་ གི་ ལ་དྲོང་དང་པམ་ ཡུམ་ཆེ་ ཤུལ་མམ་གྱི དེ་ལས་ ཡུམ་ཆེ་ ་ ས་གནས་གཞུང་གི་ ཤུལ་མམ་གྱི ་ ས་གནས་གཞུང་གི་ causeསྨོན་ལམ་ཆེན་མོ་ being a private currence of at least one ཟེར་ ༡༢em-བཏབ་པའི་ པའི་ གཞལ་ཡས་ཁང་གི་སྦུག་ ployee she didn’t have the government which truly གི་ གཡུས་ཚན་ཚུ་ནང་ཡང་ གི་ གཡུས་ཚན་ཚུ་ནང་ཡང་ གེ་ཛ་ཞིང་ འཆར་གཞི་ནང་ གེ་ཛ་ཞིང་ ཆུའི་གཡུར་བ་རྐྱབ་ འཆར་གཞི་ནང་ ཆུའི་གཡུར་བ་རྐྱབ་ མཐུ་ལས་ སྐུ་མདོག་སྔོན་པོ་ཞལ་གཅིག་ the people to ན་ སངས་རྒྱས་སྨན་བླ་དེ་ བསྐལ་ privilege of postal ballot. ༉ སྤྱི་ལོ་ ༢༠༠༨ represents ༉ལུ་ སྤྱི་ལོ་ རྒྱལ་ཁབ་ ༢༠༠༨ པ་ལུ་༢ རྒྱལ་ཁབ་ ཆ་ར་གིས་ རྒྱལ་ཁ་ཐོབ་མི་ལུ་ པ་ ༢ ཆ་ར་གིས་ རྒྱལ་ཁ་ཐོབ་མི་ལུ་ འབད་བས་ཟེར་ ན་གཞོན་མང་ཤོས་ འབད་བས་ཟེར་ ན་གཞོན་མང་ཤོས་ ཨེ་ཀར་to ༢༥ ཨེ་ཀར་ གནོད་པ་རྐྱབ་ ༢༥ ནི་དེ་གནོད་པ་རྐྱབ་ གཙོ་རིམ་གཙོ་ཅིག་སྦེ་ ནི་དེ་And གཙོ་རིམ་གཙོ་ཅིག་སྦེ་ བཞག་ བཞག་ ཕྱག་གཉིས་པའི་ཚུལ་ལུ་ ད་ལྟོ་ཡང་ “I am registered voteདེ་ཅིག་simply notདེ་ཅིག་ possible to go are and I will not leave to go to the pollbe able to bring back his པ་གྲངས་མེད་པའི་ ཧེ་མ་ སེམས་ in Mongar and I would and vote in the polling the important decisions ནང་ རྒྱལ་རབས་ཅན་གྱིtrust ནང་་ དམང་གཙོའི་ རྒྱལ་རབས་ ཅ ན་གྱི རྒྱབ་སྐྱོར་ཡོད་ལུགས་ཚུ་བཤདཔ་ཨིན་ ་ དམང་གཙོའི་ རྒྱབ་སྐྱོར་ཡོད་ལུགས་ཚུ་བཤདཔ་ཨིན་ ཅིག་གིས་ བཤདཔ་ཨིན་པས། ཅིག་གིས་ བཤདཔ་ཨིན་པས། ing station means the and confidence to དངོས་སུ་སྦེ་ ཡོདཔ་ཨིན། ཡོདཔ་ཨིན། ནི་ལུ་ སྐྱབས་ གྲོས་ཐག་བཅད་འདུག་པའི་ ནི་ལུ་ གྲོསམཇལ་ནི་ཡོད་དོ་བཟུམ་ ་ཐག་བཅད་འདུག་པའི་ སྐུའི་ ཅན་ཆ་མཉམ་གྱི་དོན་ལུ་ have liked to cast my balstation. up to others.” worry of having to travel vote again. མི་སེར་བརྒྱ་ཆ་ལས་ མི་སེར་བརྒྱ་ཆ་ལས་ ༦༥ དེ་ ༦༥ དེ་ རྣམ་པ་ལུ་ བཞུགས་ཏེ་ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་པས། གཞུང་གི་ སྤྱི་ཚོགས་དང་པའི་ གཞུང་གི་ རྒྱལ་ སྤྱི་ཚོགས་དང་པའི་ རུང་ ལ་ལོ་གིས་འབད་བ་ རྒྱལ་ རུང་According ཅིན་ ལ་ལོ་གིས་འབད་བ་ རྒྱལ་ to him, ཅིན་ toརྒྱལ་ lot,” she said. however ད་རུང་ རྒྱལ་པོའི་གཟི མDespite ད་རུང་ ་དཔོན་ཡིག་ རྒྱལ་པོའི་གཟི གནས་ཚུལ། མ་དཔོན་ཡིག་ གནས་ཚུལ། her strong for three days to get there on the other hand, མགོན་མཛད་མི་ཅིག་ཨིན་པས། ཅིག་གིས་ ཅིག་གིས་ འགོ་ཐོག་བཙག་འཐུའི་ ཡོངས་ཚོགས་འདུའི་ choki ཡོངས་ཚོགས་འདུའི་ བཙག་འཐུ་ ཁ་ཐོབ་མིའི་གྲལ་ཁར་ བཙག་འཐུ་ vote ཁ་ཐོབ་མིའི་གྲལ་ཁར་ ཚོགས་པ་ ཚོགས་པ་ she was not able to ardesire to vote, she is conis not just a right butའགོ་ཐོག་བཙག་འཐུའི་ and another three days Dorji, 53, a civil དེ་གི་ནང་ལས་ སྨན་བླ་གཙོ་འཁོར་ ༣ ཕོ་ rangeའབྲུག་ཕུན་སུམ་ཚོགས་པ་དང་ the trip because of demned to remain silent it is a democratic obligato come back. དེ་སྦེ་ཨིན་མི་དེ་ཡང་ མཚན་པད་ཕུན་ servant said that there is ནང་ འབྲུག་ཕུན་སུམ་ཚོགས་པ་དང་ ནང་ འགོ་འདྲེན་འཐབ་ཚར་ཏེ་འགོ་འདྲེན་འཐབ་ཚར་ཏེ་ ལོ་ལྔའི་ཤུལ་ གསརཔ་ ལོ་ལྔའི་ཤུལ་ འབྲུག་མཉམ་རུབ་ཚོགས་ གསརཔ་ འབྲུག་མཉམ་རུབ་ཚོགས་ the cost of travelling. because of the བདག་འདྲ་བར་ gauntlet of tion, “to live in a country In addition the exgoing to be an election སུམ་ཚོགས་ཏེ་ ༢entire ཀྱིས་ family is༢ sad ཀྱིས་ ༉འབྲུག་མཉམ་རུབ་ཚོགས་པ་ སངས་རྒྱས་སྨན་ལྷ་འདི་ མི་ obstacles ལས་ ད་རུང་རང་ སྤྱི་ཚོགས་ ལས་ ད་རུང་རང་ ༢ པའི་ པ་དང་it སྤྱིར་དབབ་ཚོགས་པ་ ༢ པའི་ where པ་དང་ སྤྱིར་དབབ་ཚོགས་པ་ ༢you ལས་haveའབྲུག་མཉམ་རུབ་ཚོགས་པ་ ༢ ལས་ her to voting. a say in penses and the trouble whether oneསྤྱི་ཚོགས་ likes or of dforProfile གྱུར་ཅིག བཻ་ཌཱར་འོད་ཀྱིས་མུན་པ་ e རིགས་ཀྱིས་གཙོ་པའི་ འགྲོ ་ བ་ འཐོབ་པ་ཅིན་ལེགས་ཤོམ་འོང་ནི་མས་ འཐོབ་པ་ཅིན་ལེགས་ཤོམ་འོང་ནི་མས་ that they could not take “I could not go to vote how you are governed.” t of paper works leave not, and one of the cana རྒྱལ་ཡོངས་ཚོགས་འདུ་གི་ རྒྱལ་ཡོངས་ཚོགས་འདུ་གི་ འགོ་ ཅིག་ཡོད་པ་ཅིའགོ་ ན་ ཟེར་བའི་རེ་བ་བསྐྱེད་ ཅིག་ཡོད་པ་ཅིན་ ཟེར་བའི་རེ་བ་བསྐྱེད་ padtion is just not the སེལ་བཅུག་ཅིག part in deciding for their༤ because there ཤེས་རབ་ཐབས་ was no at Besides, to decide not uoffice, from didates is going to win སེམས་ཅན་ཆ་མཉམ་འབྱུང་བ་ ཟེར་བའི་to རེ་བ་བསྐྱེད་ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་རུང་ ཟེར་བའི་ རེ་བ་བསྐྱེད་ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་རུང་ & m r o ཐོག་བཙག་འཐུ་འདི་ཡང་ ཐོག་བཙག་འཐུ་འདི་ཡང་ མཇུག་བསྡུ་ དེ་འབད་རུང་ མཇུག་བསྡུ་ མནོ་བསམ་བཏང་དོ་ དེ་འབད་རུང་ མནོ་བསམ་བཏང་དོ་ own future, but they are home to look after the to vote is a betrayal to Inf trouble she can afford whether they like them ཀྱིས་ཡོ་བྱད་ཟད་མི་ཤེས་པར་ཐོབ་ Gups to & Gewogs ལས་ གྲུབ་པའི་that ཤ་ཁྲག་གི་ཕུང་ འབྲུག་མཉམ་རུབ་ཚོགས་པ་གིས་ འབྲུག་མཉམ་རུབ་ཚོགས་པ་གིས་ still hopeful they cows,” said Daza Ama, the nations ‘past, present go through. or not. ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་པས། ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་པས། བཟུམ་སྦེ་ གྲུབ་འབྲས་བྱུང་མ་ཚུགས་ བཟུམ་སྦེ་ གྲུབ་འབྲས་བྱུང་མ་ཚུགས་ པོ་ལུ་ སྨན་གྱི་སྒོ་ལས་ ནད་ལས་ བཅུག་ཅིག སྡོམ་པ་ ༣ མ་ཉམས་ of Bhutan might be able to make it 47 year old farmer from and future generations’. Sadly for lhendup he said “right to vote རྒྱབ་སྐྱོར་ལེགས་ཤོམ་ཅིག་མ་ཐོབ་མི་ རྒྱབ་སྐྱོར་ལེགས་ཤོམ་ཅིག་མ་ཐོབ་མི་ • Official & Personal contact information འགོ་ཐོག་བཙག་འཐུའི་སྐབས་ལུ་ མི་ལུ་and བློ་ཕམ་བྱུང་ཡི་ཟེར་ཨིན་པས། མི་ལུ་ བློ་ཕམ་བྱུང་ཡི་ཟེར་ཨིན་པས། of all Gups, GAO & Mangmi of all པར་སྲུང་སྟེ་ ངན་སོང་དང་ བྲལ་ Zangmo, 44, whose for ལ the general མཛད་མི་ཅིག་ election. Pemagatshel. And Bhutan will be pollis འགོ་ཐོག་བཙག་འཐུའི་སྐབས་ལུ་ my democracy འགྲོ ་ཐབས་ Gewogs of Bhutan ལུ་ མི་སེར་མ་ཤོས་ཅིག་ཧ་ལས་ཏེ་ ལུ་ མི་སེར་མ་ཤོས་ཅིག་ཧ་ལས་ཏེ་ Similarly, ugyen ZangBut she will definitely able to achieve a governing station was• in politicians areའབྲུག་ཕུན་ཚོགས་ my lifeline འབྲུག་སྤྱིར་དབང་ GewogNamDemographics like population, བཅུག་ཅིག ནད་ཀྱིས་བཏབ་མི་ཚུ་ དེ་བཟུམ་སྦེ་ དེ་བཟུམ་སྦེ་ འབྲུག་སྤྱིར་དབང་ ཚོགས་པ་རྙིངམ་ འབྲུག་ཕུན་ཚོགས་ ཚོགས་པ་རྙིངམ་ ཨིནམ་ལས་ དུས་དང་རྣམ་པ་ཀུན་ fulfill education, climate, health, ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་པས། ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་པས། mo, 44, who had regisher civic duty by ment that represents all seling, Thimphuroads, could who will decide the future Projects, etc. ནད་མེད་པར་ ཡོ་བྱད་འཕེལ་བཅུག་ not make it owing ཏུ་ གསོལཝ་བཏབ་པ་ཅིན་ སྐྱབས་ ཚོགས་པ་ནང་ འཐུས་མི་མངམ་ན་ ཚོགས་པ་ནང་ འཐུས་མི་མངམ་ན་ པ་དང་ མི་སེར་དམངས་གཙོའི་ཚོགས་ པ་དང་ tered for postal ballot will • Local Gewog Tourism Info making it for the general the people only ifཨིན་རུང་ every-གྲོང་གསེབ་ཀྱི་ to the of myམི་སེར་དམངས་གཙོའི་ཚོགས་ country,” so he ཨིན་རུང་ མི་སེར་ གྲོང་གསེབ་ཀྱི་ མི་སེར་ • Sacred Places of every Gewog ཅིག བུད་མེད་ སྐྱོན་གྱི ས ་གཟི ར ་ have to remain voiceless round though. She exone were to vote. མགོན་མཛད་ནིཨིན་པས། bad weather. She feels took theརྒྱལ་ཁ་ཐོབ་ཡོདཔ་ད་ responsibility to • Gewog Maps གཞོན་ཚུ་ཡོད་དེ་འབད་རུང་ ཚོགས་ ཚུ་ ཧེ་མ་ལས་ཡོད་པའི་ ཚོགས་ ཚུ་ ཧེ་མ་ལས་ཡོད་པའི་ པ་ ༢ ཀྱི་ རྒྱལ་ཁ་ཐོབ་ཡོདཔ་ད་ པ་ ༢ ཀྱི་ ཁོང་ ཁོང་ གཞོན་ཚུ་ཡོད་དེ་འབད་རུང་ ཚོགས་པ་ • Agriculturebut & Commercial Info But, Kezang choden, as her postal ballotཚོགས་པ་ has plained that her children go out and vote. མི་ཚུ་ སྐྱོན་དང་བྲལ་ཏེ་ སྐྱེས་པའི་ guilty for not voting • Development Plans རྒྱན་གྱི་ གྲུབ་འབྲས་བལྟཝ་ད་ རྒྱན་གྱི ་ གྲུབ་འབྲས་བལྟཝ་ད་ ན་ resident ༢ ཀྱིས་ སྤྱིར་བཏང་བཙག་འཐུའི་ནང་ ༢ likewise, ཀྱིས་ སྤྱིར་བཏང་བཙག་འཐུའི་ནང་ 37 year old in ན་ དེ་ཡང་ been rejected. She said will be home from school ཤར་རི་བོ་སྤོས་ངད་ལྡན་ yet, “As part of Ngawang ༢ ར་ སྤྱིར་བཏང་བཙག་འཐུའི་དོན་ལུ་ ༢ ར་ སྤྱིར་བཏང་བཙག་འཐུའི་དོན་ལུ་ • democGup & Gewog Photographs and more ... དབང་པོ་ཐོབ་བཅུག་ཅིག ལྟ་བ་ངན་ Getfeel yourfree copy today: phuentsholing is one of that her constituency is give her some flexibiliracy, we should Yonten, a 31 year old གཞོན་ཚུ་ཚོགས་རྒྱན་བཙུགས་མི་ཚུ་ གཞོན་ཚུ་ཚོགས་རྒྱན་བཙུགས་མི་ཚུ་ དོ་འགྲན་འབད་ནི་ཨིན་པས། དོ་འགྲན་འབད་ནི་ཨིན་པས། དང་ ལྷོ་རི་བོ་འབིགས་བྱེད་ ནུབ་ to གདམ་འཐུ་གྲུབ་མི་ལུ་ གདམ་འཐུ་གྲུབ་མི་ལུ་ སེམས་དགའ་ སེམས་དགའ་ : 17331577 / 17671715 པ་ཚུ་fromཡང་དག་པའི་ ལྟ་བ་གིས་ to not vote asTHIMPHU those who were compelled about four days travel ty the daily working well,” she / 17635446 graduate said, “I am not P/LING : 17990271 རི་བོ་མ་ལ་ཡ་ དེ་་ལས་ མི་མང་ཤོས་ཅིག་གིས་ མི་མང་ཤོས་ ཚོགས་ ཅིག་གིས་ ཚོགས་ གིས་ཡང་ ཚོགས་པ་ལུ་རྒྱབ་སྐྱོར་མ་ གིས་ཡང་ ཚོགས་པ་ལུ་རྒྱབ་སྐྱོར་མ་ སྟེ་འདུག་པའི་གནས་ཚུལ། སྟེ་འདུག་པའི་གནས་ཚུལ། to stay home on poll day. from Thimphu andབྱང་རི་བོ་ it was schedule. སྦྱངས་བཅུག་ཅིག རྒྱལཔོ་གིས་ says.BMS INDIA : 8972919452 fine with the way things


༉ ཁ་ཙ་ཁ་ཉིནམ་ སྤྱི་ཟླ་ ༧ པའི་ཚེས་ ༡༨ གི་ཚེ་ བུམ་ཐང་ ལུ་ དབྱར་རྩྭ་དགུན་འབུབ་ཀྱི་ རིན་བསྡུར་འགོ་བཙུགསཔ་ད་ ཀེ་ཇི་རེ་ལུ་ གོང་ཚད་ དངུལ་ ཀྲམ་ འབུམ ༦ དང་ སྟོང་ཕྲག ༨༥ རེ་ ཐོབ་མི་དེ་ ད་ཚུན་གྱི་ བར་ན་ མཐོ་ཤོས་ཅིག་ཨིན་ པས། དབྱར་རྩྭ་དགུན་འབུབ་ བཙོང་ མི་ཚུ་དང་འཁྲིལ་བ་ཅིན་ དུས་ ཅི་ གོང་ཚད་དེ་ཅིག་ཐོབ་མི་ དེ་ ན་ཧིང་དང་ཕྱདཔ་ད་ ཕྱད་ ཀ་ལས་བརྒལ་མེདཔ་ལས་ ཁོང་གིས་འབད་བ་ཅིན་ གོང་ ཚད་དེ་ སེམས་དང་ལྡན་ཏོག་ ཏོ་ཅིག་མེད་པར་ བློ་ཕམ་ཡང་ བྱུང་རུང་ འདས་པའི་ལོ་གཞན་ ཚུ་དང་ཕྱདཔ་ད་ དྲགས་ཤོས་ སྦེ་ བཞག་དགོ་ཟེར་ བཤདཔ་ ཨིན་པས།

དབྱར་རྩྭ་དགུན་འབུབ་ཀྱི་ ཚོང་ འབྲེལ་དེ་ བུམ་ཐང་གི་ མི་སེར་ ཚུ་ལུ་ འོངས་འབབ་གཙོ་བོ་ ཅིག་ཨིན་པས།

དབྱར་རྩྭ་དགུན་འབུབ་བསྡུ་མི་ མང་ཤོས་ཅིག་གིས་ སླབ་མི་ ནང་ དུས་ཅི་ དབྱར་རྩྭ་དགུན་ འབུབ་ཀྱི་ ཐོན་ཤུགས་ལེགས་ ཤོམ་ཅིག་ མིན་འདུག་ཟེར་ ཨིནམ་མ་ཚད་ སྤུས་ཚད་ཡང་ ལེགས་ཤོམ་ཅིག་མེདཔ་ལས་ གོང་ཚད་ཡང་ ཁོང་རང་གིས་ མནོ་དོ་བཟུམ་ཅིག་རང་ འཐོབ་ མ་ཚུགས་ཟེར་ བཤདཔ་ཨིན་ པས།

བུམ་ཐང་རྫོང་ཁག་གི་ སོ་ནམ་ ཚོང་འབྲེལ་དང་ མཉམ་འབྲེལ་ ལས་ཁུངས་ཀྱི་ འགོ་དཔོན་ ཚུ་དང་འཁྲིལ་བ་ཅིན་ དུས་ཅི་ དབྱར་རྩྭ་དགུན་འབུབ་གི་ གོང་ ཚད་མར་ཕབ་འགྱོ་དགོ་མི་ འདི་ཡང་ སྤུས་ཚད་ལུ་བརྟེན་ ཏེ་འོང་ཟེར་ བཤདཔ་ཨིནམ་ད་ དུས་ཅི་ལས་ དབྱར་རྩྭ་དགུན་ འབུབ་རིན་བསྡུར་གྱི་འབད་ནི་ འདི་ཡང་ རྒེད་འོག་ཚུ་ནང་ རྩིས་སྤྲོད་ཅིག་ཟེར་ བཤད་ མ ད ང ་ ཞ ག ་ ཁ མ ས ་ ཅི ག ་ ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་པས། ཁར་ དུས་ཅིའི་ བུམ་ཐང་ ལོ་བསྟར་བཞིན་དུ་ དབྱར་རྩྭ་ ལུ་ དབྱར་རྩྭ་དགུན་འབུབ་ དགུན་འབུབ་འཐུ་མི་ མང་སུ་ ཀྱི་ རིན་བསྡུར་དེ་ཡང་ ཆོས་ ཐོན་དོ་ལས་ འབུབ་འདི་ ཉུང་ འཁོར་རྒེད་འོག་ནང་སྦེ་ འགོ་ སུ་ཉུང་སུ་འགྱོ་དོ་ཡོདཔ་ལས་ འདྲེན་འཐབ་ཡོདཔ་ད་ དབྱར་ ལ་མཐོ་སར་སྡོད་མི་ མི་སེར་ རྩྭ་དགུན་འབུབ་ཚུ་ རྫོང་ཁག་ ཚུ་གི་སེམས་ཁར་ ཚ་གྱང་ དེ་གི་ རྒེད་འོག་ ༣ གྱི་ མི་ ཡང་ སྦོམ་ལང་དགོཔ་ ཐོན་དོ་ སེར་ཚུ་གིས་ བསྡུ་དོ་ཡོདཔ་ད་ ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་པའི་གནས་ཚུལ།

མཆོག་གིས་མཆོག་གིས་ སྐྱིད་སྡུག་གི་གསོལ་རས། སྐྱིད་སྡུག་གི་གསོལ་རས།


སྤྱི་ལོ་ ༢༠༡༣ སྤྱི་ལོ་ གྱི༢༠༡༣ ་ འགོ་ཐོག་བཙག་འཐུ་མཇུག་བསྡུ་ཡོདཔ། གྱི་ འགོ་ཐོག་བཙག་འཐུ་མཇུག་བསྡུ་ཡོདཔ།


གངས་ཅན་ ༤ ལུ་ དྲང་སྲོང་གི་



SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2013

SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2013

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བྲང་ལྟ་ན་སྡུག་པའི་སྦུག་ན་ སངས་ རྒྱས་སྨན་བླ་ སྐུ་མདོག་ཧོནམོ་པད་ ཟླའི་སྟེང་ལུ་ ཞབས་རྡོ་རྗེ་སྐྱིལ་ཀྲུང་ དང་ ཕྱག་གཡས་པ་ལུ་ ཨ་རུ་ར་ དང་ གཡོན་ལུ་ལྷུང་བཟེད་བསྣམས་ ཏེ་ ཆོས་གོས་ རྣམ་ ༣ བཞེས་ཏེ་ བཞུགས་པའི་ གཡས་ཁ་ཐུག་ལུ་ རྒྱལ་སྲས་ཉི་མ་བཟུམ་ སྐུ་མདོག་ དམར་སེར་ ཞལ་ ༡ ཕྱག་ ༢ པ་ གཡས་མཆོག་སྦྱིན་དང་ གཡོན་ པད་སྡོང་གིསྟེང་ལུ་ ཉི་མ་བསྣམས་ པ་ གཡོན་གྱི་ཁ་ཐུག་ལུ་ རྒྱལ་ སྲས་ཟླ་བ་བཟུམ་ སྐུ་མདོག་དཀར་ པོ་ ཞལ་ ༡ ཕྱག་ ༢ པ་ གཡས་ མཆོག་སྦྱིན་དང་ གཡོན་པད་སྡོང་ གི་སྟེང་དུ་ ཟླ་བ་བསྣམས་ཏེ་ རྒྱལ་ སྲས་རྣམ་ ༢ སྟོད་གཡོགས་དང་ རིན་ཆེན་རྒྱན་གྱི་བརྒྱན་ཏེ་ ཞབས་ ༢ བཞེངས་སྟབས་ཀྱི་ཚུ་ལུ་ དུས་ ནམ་ཡང་ འབྲས་མེད་དུ་བཞུགས་ ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་པས། ལྷག་པར་དུ་ སྨན་བླ་མཆེད་ ༧ དེ་ ཧེ་མ་ རང་སོའི་སྨོན་ལམ་གྱི་འབྲས་ བུ་ལས་ ཕོ་བྲང་ལྟ་ན་སྡུག་པའི་ སྦུག་ན་ སེངྒེའི་ཁྲིས་བཏེགས་པའི་ ཟླ་བའི་དགན་གྱི་ཁར་ སངས་རྒྱས་ སྨན་བླ་ སྐུ་མདོག་སྔོན་པོ་ གཡས་ ཁ་ཐུག་ལུ་ ཆོས་གྲགས་རྒྱ་མཚོ་ སྐུ་མདོག་དཀར་དམར་ གཡོན་ལུ་ མངོན་མཁྱེན་རྒྱལ་པོ་ སྐུ་མདོག་ དཀར་པོ་ ཤར་ལུ་གསེར་བཟང་ སྐུ་ མདོག་སེར་པོ་ ལྷོ་ལུ་སྒྲ་དབྱངས་ ལྷ་མོ་ སྐུ་མདོག་སེལ་པོ་ ནུབ་ ལུ་ མྱ་ངན་མེད་མཆོག་ སྐུ་མདོག་ དམར་སྐྱ་ བྱང་ལུ་མཚན་ལེགས་ སྐུ་མདོག་སེར་པོ་ དེ་ཚུ་ཆ་མཉམ་ ཞལ་ ༡ ཕྱག་ ༢ པ་ ཆོས་གོས་ རྣམ་ ༣ བཞེས་ཏེ་ ཞབས་སྐྱིལ་ཀྲུང་ འབད་ བཞུགས་ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་ནོ། དེ་བཟུམ་མའི་ སངས་རྒྱས་སྨན་ བླ་ཚུ་ལུ་ དྭངས་བ་དང་ དད་པའི་ སྒོ་ལས་ གསོལཝ་བཏབ་སྟེ་ སྨན་ ལག་ལེན་འཐབ་པ་ཅིན་ ཕན་ཡོན་ ཡང་ ནད་རིགས་བཞིབརྒྱ་རྩ་བཟིཚུ་ ལས་གྲོལ་ཏེ་ ཚེ་རིང་བ་ ལོངས་ སྤྱོད་འཕེལ་བ་ལ་སོགས་པའི་ཕན་ ཡོན་ བསམ་གྱིས་མི་ཁྱབ་པ་ཡོདཔ་ ཨིན་པས།

ADVERTS Global Tiger Day:

World Hepatitis day:

Empowering local communities It is hepatitis. Know it. Confront it. for Tiger Conservation orld hepatitis day | Usha Drukpa, Thimphu:


his year in Bhutan, the global tiger day will be observed in Norbuling Middle Secondary School, Sershong Geog under Gelephu Drungkhag in Sarpang Dzongkhag with the theme, “Empowering Local Communities for Tiger Conservation”. The day will be celebrated with local communities, school children, teachers, monks, business community, and heads of institutions, Indian counterparts and multi-profile dignitaries, according to Sangay Dorji, the focal person for national tiger conservation program. He said that the program for the event will include cultural programs by the non formal education (NFE) and school children, interschool art and skit competition along with display of exhibits on tiger conservation and related activities. Every year July 29 is observed as the Global Tiger Day. The Global Tiger Day was declared in year 2010 by 13 tiger range countries at the Global Tiger Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, said Pushkar Chhetri, the communication officer, world wide fund for nature (WWF). The goal of the tiger day is to raise awareness and garner public support for tiger conservation worldwide. The department of forests and park services under the ministry of agriculture and forests will join tiger range country governments and the international tiger conservation community worldwide in observing the Global Tiger Day. It is also to promote a global system for protecting the natural habitat of tigers and to raise public awareness and support for tiger conservation issues. And further with the expectation that the communities will understand the importance of tiger conservation because it is mutually beneficial in the long run. If tigers are conserved successfully, it would also indicate that the ecology is healthy. In simple the event is basically to try and bring about harmony through educational awareness campaigns and alternative livelihood programs, he said. The towering mountains draped and garbed in broa-

dleaved oak forest, providing a “safe haven” to the big cat, Bhutan is definitely a better habitat for tigers because of the forest cover. The main threats faced by the tigers are poaching and habitat degradation due to infrastructural development. However WWF has been trying to mitigate these threats through anti-poaching project in collaboration with the wildlife conservation division of the department of forest and park services. They are also exploring and experimenting with livestock insurance schemes. These apart, WWF have also been involved in research activities that are directed towards environmental impact assessments to make sure critical tiger habitats are safe from developmental activities. Bhutan’s conservation philosophy is unique, in the sense that there are people living within the protected areas. Hence, it becomes important for them to work with and sensitize communities on conservation of tigers, he shared. The program is also, indirectly, intended to highlight one of the most important goals of the WWF’s Tigers Alive Initiative (based in Malaysia) which is to double the number of tigers globally from 3,200 to 6,400 by the year 2022 as per Pushkar Chhetri. He added that the tiger species which is found in Bhutan is the Royal Bengal Tiger. Since Bhutan has not yet conducted a national tiger survey yet, it is not exactly known as to where to find the tigers. However, based on whatever little evidences that are there, Tigers in Bhutan are found in some of the southern protected areas and some of the Northern Protected Area Complex (under the Bhutan Biological Corridor Complex). There also have been reports of tigers being found in the Botanical garden currently Bhutan has about 150 to 200 tigers. The financial support for the event will be provided by the WWF-Bhutan Program, Wildlife Trust of India and International Fund for Animal Welfare (WTI/IFAW), Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation and Royal Government of Bhutan.


is marked every year, today on July 28 and to mark the day the Karma Dema, a reporter with the Journalist had an exclusive interview with Dr Mahrukh Getshen, Transfusion Medicine Specialist of Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National referral hospital.

It the most commonly contracted and a major public health problem in developing countries. It is one of the communicable diseases contributing as a risk factor for development of non-communicable, chronic illnesses such as cancer, cirrhosis and liver failure.

Q. what is the message on the day? Ans. The message to mem-

ber states through this theme is to move step forward, that is working from awareness strategies  towards commitment and action oriented through Prevention and Control strategies  to deal with this increasing disease burden.

Q. what has been done to address cases related to hepatitis? Ans. All newborns are being

vaccinated for Hep B, so also are all health workers, spouses of those individuals infected with Hep B are being mandatory vaccinated against Hep B presently.   Universal screening of all donated blood units is carried out by all blood banks in the country.  All chronically infected Hep B and C patients are being routinely screened for signs of cirrhosis, liver failure or liver cancer and few treated with antiviral therapy if found indicated so also symptomatic, palliative management is provided by all major health care facilities in the country.

Q. what are the different types of hepatitis?’ Ans. Viral Hepatitis’ is caused

by 4 different viruses, namely A, B, C & E and so called as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B etc depending on the virus causing it. They can be acute or chronic in nature.

Q. How it is contracted? Ans. Hepatitis A and E are usu-

ally contracted through contaminated water or food, prevalent where personal hygiene and habits are poor. Hepatitis B and C are trans-

Appendix ‘A’ to HQ 19 BRTF letter No 8250 / 07/E8 dated 20 Jul 13

NOTICE INVITING TENDER (NATIONAL COMPETITIVE BIDDING) 1. Commander, 19BRTF, invites Tender from the eligible contractors for the following works:Particulars of work

Q. What is hepatitis and what the theme this year? Ans. The theme declared by WHO for 2013 is ’It is Hepatitis. Know it. Confront it.’   


mitted through infected body fluids through unhealthy, high risk behaviors and life styles such as unprotected sex, sharing needles by individuals practicing intravenous drug abuse, use of unsterilized sharps for tattooing, body piercing, or it can be transmitted from infected mother to child and also through transfusion of blood and blood products if they are not screened for hepatitis B and C.

Cost/ Time of work


Details of tender documents

(a) Cost : Rs 3.70 Lacs

(a) Cost of Tender : Rs 300/-

(b) Period of Completion : 60 days

(b) Availability on or after : 17 Aug 2013

(c) Earnest Money : Rs 7,400.00

(c) Submission : 07 Sep 2013 (1100 Hrs BST)

Note:- Full notice of tender, any change in above details, tender document (including eligibility criteria) and other details may be obtained from BRO web site for any queries, please contact on telephone 009755 252228 and Fax 009755 252229 (Deepanshu Baloonie) Capt SW For Commander

Q. How can it be prevented? Ans. Primary Prevention: through vaccination against Hepatitis B and A.  Secondary Prevention: Periodic  screening  of health workers and others for Hepatitis B and C as a result of the occupation risks it poses and practice of  good infection control  measures by them. -Quality screening of all donated blood and blood products for Hepatitis B and C before transfusion by blood services - Use of condoms during sexual intercourse and leading low risk lifestyles -The best protection against hepatitis A and E is consumption of only safe food and water and practicing good hygiene. Q. In Bhutan, what is the main type of hepatitis which is affecting the population?  Ans. Hepatitis B  is the main type of hepatitis affecting the population Q. How important is it for Bhutan to be a part of the world awareness day?  Ans. Bhutan is also one of the countries in South East Asia that is grappling with the same problem as other neighboring countries. It is important to make the entire  Bhutanese community  the public, the policy-makers as well as health workers aware of this disease so that Bhutan can take a wider, a greater multisectoral  approach and commitment and  concerted efforts  be made in the prevention and control of viral hepatitis that can significantly reduce the disease burden in the country.



July 22, 2013

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT The National Pension and Provident Fund, Thimphu, is pleased to announce the following vacancy: Post

No. of Slot

Site Engineer


Qualification/ Experience Diploma in Civil with 1- 2 years experience in building Construction.

Salary Nu. 20,000/- per month (Negotiable based on work experience).

Employment Type Contract for 2 years and renewable.

Interested candidates between 18 and 40 years of age may submit their applications ( for Employment Application Form), to the HRD at Head Office, Thimphu, latest by 7 August 2013 along with the following documents:    

Copies of Academic & Training Certificates A copy of Citizenship ID Card A copy of Medical Fitness Certificate Security Clearance Certificate approval reference

 No Objection Certificate from the employer (in case of in-service candidate)  Any other documents and testimonials as may be applicable to the post. Shortlisted applicants shall be contacted for interview during which the above documents should be presented in original, and the NPPF shall have the right not to recruit any candidate. Contact HRD at 324140 (extension 136) during office hours for more information. Chief Executive Officer

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“Get leave and vote” - Election Commissioner | Pema Denkar - Phuentsholing


lThouGh, most people the Journalist talked to were happy that their vote played into the result, there were few who felt otherwise. The voter turnout and the result of the primary round of election held on May 31 could have been different if private employees had the opportunity of postal ballot. on a random interview conducted by the Journalist around the country, almost 80 percent of the private employees have not casted their vote. Most of them said that the trouble of travelling a long journey to their respective constituencies to cast their ballot was not reasonable according to their financial status. Norbu, a private employee said that whatever the result may be, it is very sad that the private employees were not en-

titled for postal ballots. “More than 30 percent of the population is private employees and if they were given the opportunity of postal ballot, the number could have made some difference on the result,” he said. Sonam choden, another private employee also said that most of the people working in private companies fall under low or middle income group and it is a huge burden to travel long way just to cast their vote. She said, “If they were given the privilege of postal ballot, they would have exercised their franchise to vote,” and talking about the results, she is not happy it. Most of the private employees interviewed said that the parties always spoke about improving the status of private entrepreneurs but so far it has just been talks without implementation. “Forget about the support, we are even de-

prived of postal ballot,” said a frustrated Kinley Nidup adding that the politicians are not at all in the favor of private entrepreneurs and private employees. Kinley Yangden from Bardo-Trongconstituency presently working for a private company in Phuentsholing said that she didn’t vote against her wish. “even if I decide to pay the expense of travelling, it is still difficult to get leave from office,” she said adding that she wishes the postal ballot opportunity was given to the private employees as well. “The parties always say it is very important to develop private entrepreneurs to develop the country, but where is the support when they cannot even give the same opportunity to us,” said a frustrated private employee in Phuentsholing who said that the result could have been

the other way around if every private employees had voted. But still, most of the private employees are hopeful that the election commission would consider the issue and make some effort to give them the equal opportunity of postal ballot. on the other hand, Dasho Kunzang Wangdi, election commissioner of election commission of Bhutan said that the postal ballot is given only to civil servants and armed forces since they are deployed on election duties and have no time to go and cast their vote. Further, the postal ballot is also given to corporate employees who provide essential services whereby they are engaged in essential duties during the election time. “But for private employees they should get leave and cast their vote,” said the commissioner.

BoB bags the “Plaque of Merit” recognition to support the environcandidate. Till date we members in eight differment and Blood Donahave sponsored 20 feent categories. tion ©drive on 14th June male candidates, 15 have The award recognizes WCD/JSWNP, DoFPS. in Thimphu with the already completed their the program, project or he Bank of Bhutan support from JDWNM high school education undertaking developed, was awarded a hospital during the Word while five of them will be adopted and instituted “Plaque of Merit” Blood Donors Day”. completing this year. by the member that adin recognition of their ADFIAP is an asso“one of the culture vances and sustains re“Need Based Scholarship Tigers thrive in healthy ecosystems. The ecosystems that support this top predator ciation ofalso development adopted by BoBl is Social sponsible citizenship for Scheme” by the banks and other finanresponsibility which is social good. (Association of produce cleanADFIAP water and clear air elements vital to our human health. Our people and cial institutions engaged for meeting community BoBl started to provide Development Financing in the financing needs through beneficial the Need Based ScholarInstitutions in Asia and tigers co-existed in harmony for centuries. Our Tiger needs people’s help. Lets join our of development in the Asiapartnership and to supship to five economically the Pacifics) on May 22. hand to save our remaining tigers and its habitat. Pacific region. Its mission port community growth”, disadvantaged female The recognition was is to advance sustainable said the ceo of BoBl, candidates every year awarded for the corpodevelopment through its Pema Namgyel Nadik. for completing their two rate Social responsibility members. he added, “We won’t years of high school educategory for the year Founded in 1976, ADstop the partnership with cation in 2009. 2012 at 36 ADFIAP AnFIAP has currently 131 the community here The selection was done nual Meeting held in member-institutions in since we have to grow by the Department of ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.  Issued in Public Interest by : 45 countries. The Asian much more along with education, Youth DevelThe winner however Bank is a the society. opment Fund and BoBl SponsoredDevelopment by: was Development Bank Wildlife Conservation Division Special Member of the We will be supportbased on the laid out paof Japan, Inc. for “DBJ Department of Forests and Park Services Association. BoB is a ing the tree plantation rameters for selecting the Women entrepreneurs Ministry of Agriculture and Forests member of ADFIAP since in Phuentsholing this most economically and center” selected by ADApril 2011. National Forestry Day socially disadvantaged FIAP from entries by | Pema Denkar - 30 May 2013, Phuentsholing


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