Prime Minister Jigme Y Thinley told the people in the East that there are people trying to obstruct the DPT from contesting in the 2013 elections. And that this very group of people own most newspapers. Prime Minister also said that neither the Speaker, nor the Home Minister have done nothing wrong, in regard to Gyalpoizhing land case. Read the following story by Kuensel titled Government Allowed Gyalpoizhing Prosecution.
To lay a strong foundation for a vibrant democracy, the government allowed the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to prosecute the Gyalpoizhing land case, Prime Minister Jigmi Y Thinley said, during his recent visit to Khardhung in Radhi, Trashigang.
“The government allowed that to strengthen the law and the Constitution, as well as to set a good precedent,” Lyonchhoen said. “ACC is the backbone of the people in a democracy.”
People of Radhi-Sakteng raised the issue during Lyonchhoen’s interaction in Khardhung last week.
“People are saddened with the prosecution of the Speaker and Home Minister, even though they have delivered so much services to us,” a herder from Merak, Lobzang said.
Another herder from Merak, Wangda said the Radhi-Sakteng constituency people were upset with what was happening to two of their Parliament members.
“People here are also questioning how ACC could prosecute a case that has happened under a very different system many years ago,” Lobzang said.
Lyonchhoen, however, said people should not be upset.
“If the first elected government doesn’t respect the law, the next would never,” he said.
The herders said they were also disappointed with media reports on the government.
“Although the media have the right to expression, we aren’t happy to see untrue and malicious reports all the time,” Lobzang said.
The prime minister said a certain section of the society was trying to obstruct Druk Phuensum Tshogpa from contesting in the next election, and that most newspapers were run by those, who were against the government.
“It’s not right to be running a press with vested interests, especially with intentions to bring down the government,” Lyonchhoen said.
People in Pemagatshel town also expressed unhappiness over media reports about Denchi land compensation.
“We even had a meeting to respond to the media people for unnecessarily making an issue of it all,” a businessman from Pemagatshel said. “We would have if our town planning was interrupted.”
Had the town planning been cancelled, the people would have gone to any extent to seek justice.
Lyonchhoen told the people, the government would not abandon the speaker and home minister alone in the fight and that, even if they lost the case, they would appeal to the High Court and the Supreme Court.
“Neither the speaker nor the home minister have done anything wrong,” Lyonchhoen said.
Also in this series: Gyalpoizhing Land Scam in Court
- Dechen Singye Defends Gyalpoizhing Plot Allotment
- Gyalpoizhing Land Allotment Committee Members in Mongar Court
- Minjur Dorji in Mongar Court for Gyalpoizhing Land Scam Case
- ACC Rebuts Gyalpoizhing Land Allotment Committee Members
- ACC Rebuts Speaker Jigme Tshultim in Gyalpoizhing Land Scam Case
- Mongar Court Full Steam with Gylapoizhing Land Scam Case
- Minjur Dorji Must Be Held Responsible
- Jigme Tshultim is Accused of Forgery, Deceptive Practices, Sale of Government Land and Illegal Registration of Government Land
- ACC: Minjur Dorji Illegally Gave Land to Kharchu Dratshang and Drametse Dratshang
- Speaker Jigme Tshultim Says Not Guilty
- Speaker Jigme Tshultim Wants TV Broadcast From The Courtroom
- Gyalpoizhing Land Beneficiaries Related to High Ranking Officials
- Minjur Dorji Wrote Minutes of the Meeting in His Own Handwriting
- PM JYT: Speaker and Home Minister Didn’t Do Anything Wrong
- Jigme Tshultim Provided With Heaters in Mongar Court
- Gyalpoizhing Land Scam Case Court Verdict
- Finally A Superman – Er… A Superwoman