Letter to the Office of the Attorney General

Office of the Attorney General (OAG)

Dear OAG,

As a concerned citizen and not as puppet of the Prime Minister Jigme Y Thinley and the DPT government, I would like you to go through the following points.

i. OAG, you have said that the ACC cannot suspend the Speaker and the Home Minister as they were not in political office when it happened. Does that mean that if a politician commits murder before joining politics, he has the immunity from being suspended, and from the court of law?

ii. OAG, by trying to firstly represent the Speaker and the Home Minister and not the third person involved and by prosecuting other officials, you have shown that you protect the strong and the powerful and prosecute without mercy the weak and the common.

iii. OAG, you have filed another case in the High Court stating that ACC is not allowed to prosecute the Gyalposhing case. For your information any citizen or institution can take anyone to court for wrong doings. If you set such a precedence, then in the future you are giving armor to some institutions from ever being taken to court even if there be strong evidences against them.

iv. The High Court verdict pointed out that removal of the speaker would be possible only if the speaker is convicted of a crime or treason. To the OAG and the High Court, how can the speaker be convicted if you don’t allow ACC to follow their norms in dealing with people with charges against them? And before anything else whether one is a Prime Minister, Speaker or Minister, everyone is a citizen of this country bound by the same laws. So in this case you are differentiating the rich and powerful from the common.

v. OAG, as per our Constitution, you are the legal representative of the government. And when charges are there against individuals of the government and not the government as a whole, you are side stepping your authority and legal boundaries.

vi. OAG, if you want to quote the Constitution here are some points for you to consider. Our Constitution states, “All persons are equal before the law”. So unless the Speaker and the Home Minister are not Human Beings that are persons, they are not different.

vii. OAG, Article 8, clause 9 of our Constitution states that “Every person shall have the duty to uphold justice and to act against corruption”. So When ACC is taking the Speaker and the Home Minister to court, they are doing their fundamental duties first as concerned citizens and secondly as an institution that completely stands against such acts. “It is the responsibility of every Bhutanese to act against corruption. The Anti- Corruption Commission is responsible for curbing and rooting out corruption through timely and effective checking on utilization of public funds and persons engaged in unauthorized use of public resources. Towards this end, the Commission is authorized to carry out investigations on any person in Bhutan, regardless of status or position”.

viii. OAG, Article 27, Clause 1 of our Constitution states “There shall be an Anti-Corruption Commission, headed by a Chairperson and compromising two members, which shall be an independent authority and shall take necessary steps to prevent and combat corruption in the Kingdom”. OAG if ACC is taking the Gyalposhing case to court, ACC is doing so under this clause “shall take necessary steps to prevent and combat corruption in the Kingdom”. This is a necessary step for the ACC.

ix. OAG, does this Gyalposhing case sound very familiar to you? It is because back then as a Drangpon, you personally prosecuted a similar land case. It seems that after become AG, your reasoning has changed a bit. We are talking about the case against Dasho Pema L Dorji (ex Wangdue Dzongda). ACC, go down memory lane and dig out those papers.

 

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Comments

  1. Just Because certain Good Path poured this poison of the so called gyalpoizing the nation is in hysteria insulting the governmtent and system. One must understand the reality before Goodpath started this webpage and the sabotage that he has planned. JYT knew that all his enemies are his juniors from St. Sthephen’s and he should have fixed Goodpath the way he fixed Dasho Karma Ura with a good position. Now Goodpath’s enterprise is running dry with no private or government support, he is already growing restless and worried. At this time it is also important to check Goodpath and his team if they are receiving any support to run this site and the so called paper? People of Bhutan must understand that the intention of those who run this and some of them are Ngolops no doubt is very dangerous to the country. therefore forget about the land scam and concentrate on what is happening to the common people. What is the Election Commission doing at this time? on one hand they have drafted the social media law but where is the mplementation? there are rampant comments on pages like Socail democracy in Bhutan, breaking news and other blogs. why not step and take action now? remember that a good government and party does not rejoice in seeing the friends victimised for nothing by the poison thrown by the so called goodpath……… a very dangerous miscreant.

    • That is precisely the point, with JYT and this DPT govt. Critisism of JYT and the DPT does not make someone a ngolop. Remember that after 2008, there is a vast difference between govt. and state. Ngolop is someone who goes against the state.

  2. ཝཡེ. ཧ.ནི. གུད.་པཐ་ཇེར་མི་དི ག་ མོ? ཆ.ཅི་ ཧབུ. དག. ཇིནྡ་ ཇེ.ད།

  3. Phuntsho, why do you have so much resentment against this website, when i see nothing but the truth in most of the articles. Are you one of the DPT supporters that are trying to cover up all the mistakes and scandals of the government? And how can you brand someone as a Ngolop when anyone in our country can write or express anything against the government which is why our system is called a DEMOCRACY. Ngolop is when one goes against the STATE and i hope you have enough brains to know what the STATE means in our country.

  4. Hmmm! looks like there’s a lot of valid points here. Anyone knows about the Dasho Pema case? Would love to know a bit more.

  5. I know about Dasho Ranjam case. if you like to hear about it.

  6. I wish some one more mature and knowledgeable would put up some meaningful posts on this site. Quite fed up with amateurish stuff. This writer is muddled he/she is unable to understand the role the ACC must play although he/she is able to read and quote the Constitution.

  7. stop this shit. damn BAD PATH

  8. The fact is unfolded …every citizen knows what’s going on.. These corrupt ppls should be erased from the society, so that they don’t spread evil deeds. Bhutanese are still innocent compared to the rest of the world and it’s better that way…the corrupt are the ones who are exposed to the rest of the world who are filled with greed, selfish and thirst of wealth, coz they simply wanted lead a western life style, which Bhutanese salary/ income can hardly support…which indirectly leads to corruption.(and those are the privileged ones )

  9. GOVERNMENT says:

    HELLO PHUNTSHO
    SORRY TO SAY ON YOU CZO YOU R ACTIVE ON EVERY FORUM ON DPT SIDE, AND WHEN EVERY BODY AND EVEN LAW PROVED THESE PEOPLE R HAVING GUILTY YOU STILL SUPPORT THEM, OR R U SON/DAUGHTER OF JYT,OR R U DPT NA MEMBER, OR MAY BE YOU R JYT. OTHER WISE NOW EVERY BODY IS AWARE OF WHAT DPT IS AND DONT TRY TO REVERSE TTHE STORY

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