PM Thinley off to India

PM Thinley

Just a few days after he returned to the country with a tag of “true humanitarian” from one Indian educational institute, Prime Minister Jigmi Y Thinley left for Madhya Pradesh (MP), India, at the invitation of MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Wednesday.

PM Thinley

While in India, he is scheduled to lay foundation of the University of Buddhist Studies in Sanchi on September 21, reports the Prime Minister’s office (PMO).

He will also call on MP Governor and Opposition Leader of Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj.

“From Madhya Pradesh, Lyonchhoen will travel directly to New York on September 23 to attend the high level segment of the 67th Session of the United Nations’ General Assembly, which will start from September 25,” said PMO.

According to PMO, Thinley will address the United Nations’ General Assembly on September 28.

PM Thinley will also call on a number of Heads of States and Governments and other dignitaries to seek support for Bhutan’s candidature for the UN Security Council for the term 2013-14.

The Prime Minister’s Office also said Thinely is accompanied by the economic affairs minister, Khandu Wangchuk, the Minister-in-Charge for Foreign Affairs, MP Karma Rangdol, Chair of the Foreign Relations Committee, Dasho Penden Wangchuk, Cabinet Secretary, Dasho Yeshey Dorji, Foreign Secretary, Ambassador Daw Penjo, and other officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Cabinet Secretariat.


  1. This is a day of bewilderment. And I am certain that on this day my fellow friends expect that on my induction to newly settled life, I will address with a candor and a decision which the present situation of our people impels.

    This is preeminently the time to speak the truth, the whole truth, frankly and boldly. Nor need we shrink from honestly facing conditions in Bhutan today. This great thing will endure, as it has endured, will revive and be prospered but the main thing is convince-ment.

    So, first of all, let me say my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into. In every dark hour of our displaced life, a leadership of frankness and of vigor has met with that understanding and support trust which is essential to victory. And I am convinced you all do not be in deep slumber in these critical days.
    In such a spirit on my part and on yours we face our common difficulties. They concern, thank God, only material things. Values have shrunk to fantastic levels; our ability to pay more has fallen;Bhutan government of all kinds by serious curtail steps of truth; the means of exchange are frozen in our truth; the withered leaves of all eye witnesses since many years lie on every side; and the savings of many years in thousands of families are gone. More important, an asylum citizens of Bhutan face the grim problem of existence, and an equally great number toil with little return. Only a foolish optimist, like Jigme. Y. Thinley try to bring dark realities of the moment.
    And yet our distress comes from no failure of substance. We are stricken by no plague of locusts. Compared with the perils which our forefathers conquered, because they believed but were afraid for sacrifices, we have still much to be thankful for. Nature still offers her bounty and human efforts have multiplied it. Plenty is at our doorstep, but a generous use of it languishes in the very sight of the supply.

  2. Let all of us gather in New York on September 25, to protest and aware international communities about the horror and terror conspired by “Thinley” and other bureaucrats along with 4th King(Jigme Singye Wangchuck).

    67th Session of the United Nations’ General Assembly should be appealed and informed to condemn PM Thinley- who conspire ethnic cleansing in Bhutan.

    Bhutanese around New York are you ready?

  3. Soman Tamang,
    If one of international advocacy ask to one of Lhotshampa who is still inside Bhutan, is a word “Ethnic Cleansing” using by exile Bhutanese is correct? Now the answer should chose “Yes or No”. So which one that Lhosthampa should chose his answer…

  4. Soman Tamang,
    If one of international advocacy ask to one of Lhotshampa who is still inside Bhutan, is a word “Ethnic Cleansing” using by exile Bhutanese is correct? Now the answer should chose “Yes or No”. So which one that Lhosthampa should chose his answer…Sonamji please suggest for this…

  5. Let BNS publish the actual situation of Lhothampas and other communities inside Bhutan and present an assessment of realization of their political, cultural and economic rights and not what this guy is doing around who thinks only those who speak dzongkha and wear baku are Bhutanese and not others born in Bhutan but speak and practice other languages and cultures. This guy is selfish, callous and anti-Lshotshampas.

  6. Santoshji,
    BNS is indeed a sole platform/channel that we can ever see or read their/people’s opinion and getting a chance to make comments. So please try to give a strong and correct answer against the Jigme thinley’s word, that all our fellow refugees can feel little relieve with your answer rather than fetching for an actual news. “Your answer should be actual one”.