RFA Controversy

posted Dec 17, 2012, 5:11 PM by The Tibetan Political Review   [ updated Dec 18, 2012, 6:23 PM ]

Dear Editors,

I would like to respond to the letter from Thepo Tulku.  As a Tibetan it isn't easy to publicly disagree with a Tulku and I do so in the spirit that our Thepo Tulku would understand that there is no malice intended nor a sense of disrespect.

I do not see rumors, speculation nor misinformation as Thepo Tulku has written, I see serious accusations that deserves answers.  I do not see finger pointing and mudslinging with unsubstantiated information, I see Congressman Dana Rohrabacher a staunch Tibet supporter, Tsering Woser la and Jamyang Norbu la demanding answers, I also see a body of work led by Jigme la that clearly made CTA officials uncomfortable which is giving space to both Middle Way and Rangzen proponents.

The RFA controversy started with the firing of Ngapo Jigme, as of this date there has been no clear answers to the reasons of dismissal, nor have there been clear answers to why Jigme la was escorted out of the building by security.

We are aware that before the unceremonious firing of Jigme la, Libby Lui had meetings with CTA officials, we are also aware that the staff in unison (with the exception of one) were all shocked and had written a signed letter showing their support and faith in Jigme la's work and leadership.  Tsering Woser la was the first demanding answers followed by Congressman Dana Rohrabacher and Jamyang Norbu la, I believe that these three individuals through their history of work have earned the right of us Tibetans to at least ask for answers.

We tread on dangerous grounds if the voice of our people is silenced under the guise of unity.


Tsering Topgyal
Montreal, Canada


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