LETTER

Nyamrup’s concern on the politicization of media

Media in Bhutan is at its nascent stage. Despite that fact, Bhutanese media is dutifully carrying the heavy burden of its responsibility – to inform, to educate, and to encourage free and healthy dialogue on issues of national importance, among others. That is why maintaining the freedom of media, print …

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Bhutan taking part in UN Peacekeeping Operations

Dear Sir, My chest swelled with pride to learn that Bhutan will be sending three senior officers as part of a UN peacekeeping mission. I felt that a country that has been so dependent on the international community and so vulnerable is coming into its own. It was also a …

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On the Eastern Development Initiative

I would like to applaud the government for coming up with the Eastern Development Initiative to develop the six Dzongkhags of Eastern Bhutan. The PDP during its election pledges had talked of developing the East and now I am happy to see that in power they intend to keep their …

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Letters to the editor

On Vehicle Quota Dear Sir, I was unhappy on learning that our Members of Parliament have no ceiling limit on vehicle quotas. Though there are laws preventing the selling of quota since 2000 as your papers article pointed out it did little to deter both MPs and civil servants. With …

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On poor 3G services

Sir, This is with regard to your papers article on the poor quality of 3 G internet services by Bhutan Telecom. The Bhutan Telecom manager explained this poor quality of service saying that beginning of the year, they had just 20, 000 registered users for 3G services but by the …

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On opening of loans

Sir, I am happy to note the finance minister’s announcement that housing and vehicle loans will be opened up soon. I think this a progressive step and the government needs to be congratulated. However, I also have few issues on the loans and the conditions on which they are being …

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On vehicle taxes

my limited un¬derstanding, want to clarify something first. Please note that cars manufactured and imported from India need not pay Customs Duty, only Sales Tax. For example, In¬dian cars that are below 1500 cc will only attract 50% sales tax & 5% Green Tax. Keeping this in mind please read …

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More voices on the payhike issue

NC did an absolute disservice to the people of Bhutan by not passing the RTI just for the sake of a procedural issue given the fact that ample time was allotted to everyone to read the draft-which the NC members should have done already, to pass the RTI. Due to …

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