PM upset with Kuensel news


Prime Minister Jigme Y Thinley has expressed his disagreement to Kuensel newspaper stating that  the reporter misquoted him on his recent address two the graduates.

The Prime Minister said that Kuensel wrongly quoted him at the 7th “Meet the Press”  as having said that his government shall provide 100 per cent employment to the people. Instead, the Minister stressed that his government will guarantee “full employment” which is totally different from 100 per cent.

He said in many countries 5 percent was full employment and in Bhutan a commitment to bring the unemployment down to 2.5 percent was “full employment.”

Prime Minister Thinley also accused Bhutan Broadcasting Service of failing to impart the actual news to the public.

Interestingly, the error was found to have occurred during the English translation of the Minister’s speech that was actually delivered in Dzongkha.