Monday, December 21, 2015

Rampant Smuggling?

The Kathmandu Post calls it it smuggling or merely re-fueling and supplying? 

Supplies of petrol are unavailable in Nepal due to leadership and government failures. Therefore, people are simply going to the nearest source available.

Do we really need to brand these people as smugglers when the real gangsters (dysfunctional elements of bureaucracy and unethical politicians and the foreign agents who back them) are a main cause of the fuel crisis and a litany of other problems that a long-suffering people endure and have endured for decades.

Supplying fuel provides one solution by the people to mal-governance. Perhaps these people should be praised for assisting their ailing country (unlike unethical leaders including some executives at the Nepal Oil Corp) rather than portrayed as smugglers.

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