Speaker Jigme Tshultim’s Apology Letter to Anti-Corruption Commission

Speaker Jigme Tshultim

Dear Dasho Neten,

Please accept my sincerest apologies for my corrupt acts committed in the Gyalposhing land scam. There is no excuse for my behavior. The purpose of this letter is to convey to Dasho, my sincere regrets for causing anyone any mental stress and/or harm. I would also like to take this opportunity to justify some of my acts that were committed in Gyalposhing.

I was a simple man when I was first posted in Mongar. I loved my wife and kids and I was very happy with what I had. One day my friend Chang Ugyen came over and instigated me to use my power as Dzongdag to climb higher in the bureaucratic ladder. He told me how to please the decision makers in our government, especially JYT. He told me that the best way to enter into their good books was to offer them something huge (he meant land although he didnt speak it out). He told me about the ambiguity in the existing laws and how he had illegally converted his small plots into acres.

Like he said, it all came true. Immediately after allotting plots to all the important people in the government, I was sent as an ambassador (Thank you Chang Ugyen, had it not been for you, I would never have become an ambassador).

Regarding allotment of plot to myself, I was left with no option by my sons. I admit with a heavy heart that all rumors circling my sons are true. They are a bunch of ignorant brats. I really wonder if they are my kids. They drink, take drugs and land up beating Police officials. My salary was not enough to negotiate their crimes and pay court compensation. The only option was to allot some plots in their name so that we could sell it for court compensation. My Speaker’s salary plus the bribes I get is still not sufficient for paying off their court compensation.

My apologies for any inconvenience or unpleasantness I have caused to you and your staff. I realize how wrong I was and that forgery, nepotism, favoritism and illegal allotment of plot are all a very serious crime. I admit that I was wrong acting not in a right way under the influence of my colleague Chang Ugyen and JYT. While they have flushed their hands out of it with their speeches, I am made to accept full responsibility for my behavior.

I would also like to request ACC not to have any hard feelings against OAG. They are just following orders from me, Minjur, JYT and DPT. I feel really bad for the lawyers because they are just following orders from the Attorney General who has been promised another term if DPT came to power again.

I promise that I will never do this again. I am extremely ashamed and remorseful about my actions, not to say how I hurt my wife and Kanchiees. I can understand that it may be difficult for your office, and those at Gyalposhing to accept my apology, but I hope that this letter might give me an opportunity to help prove my remorse and to offer some amends.

 

Yours faithfully,

Jigme Tshultim
Speaker of the National Assembly of Bhutan

 

CC:
1. Prime Minister JYT: To hell with your support
2. AG, OAG: Stop being a dog and fight with ACC
3. Chief Justice, Judiciary: Please initiate a sue-motto charge against JYT

PS: My lovely maid – I am very sorry you will have to return your plot to the government. While I have promised you many thing on lots of occasions especially when I sent my wife to Dorjideng , I regret to inform you that I can’t live up to any of my promises. I thought of giving you a car but then my son beat this guy up in the street and I had to use that money to avoid court. Hope our kid is not like those two. Please take care of our kid till I come back from Chamgang.

 

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  7. It is nice write up though Author should have studied the case in depth…

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  9. ladysoyang says:

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  10. khothagpa kid says:

    PS.
    And did I tell you of all those undiplomatic incidents of mine while I was a diplomat (Bhutan’s ambassador) in Dhaka? I learned golf there and played this ‘ultimate gentleman’s game’ all day even getting myself a coach. I also relieved some of the long-serving local staffs at the mission and replaced them by my men (read chamchas) from Bhutan.
    Likewise, it is common knowledge that I used to play archery our national sport all day while I was Dzongda in Samtsi. Playing all day even during office hours have made me quite good at it. I used to be irked when people used to line up with petitions or come with papers for my signature at the archery grounds. (There can be little Gyelpoizhings from there too but you will never know.)

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