Prime Minister Jigmi Y Thinley has tagged exiled citizens as “hordes of economic refugees” stating that the Lhotshampa were or are not Bhutanese, that they came.
Speaking to reporters in New York on Thursday claimed that Bhutan became an attractive destination to people driven from their homes by ecological issues, economic and political instability, mostly coming from one particular country, Nepal, online edition of Inner City Post reported today.
Thinley further told reporters that that it’s “showing signs of a durable solution, Nepal and Bhutan are engaged in dialogue on how the should share the responsibility over those people located in refugee camps in the event these people have no options.”
Meanwhile, in a surprising tone, Thinley finally admitted that many including himself are not happy inside Bhutan, contracting the actual slogan of Gross National Happiness (GNS) that claims that the entire population of the country is happy.
He was addressing one of the UN press meet programs when he acknowledged the other side of the GNS, saying that remaining happy was not an easy task.
“Because of the frustrations and challenges that I face in a country with limited resources, with all kinds of constraints and where a good section of our population tries to survive in conditions of poverty, it is difficult to be happy,” the Businessweek quoted Thinley as saying.
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