(TibetanReview.net, Nov10, 2017) – The Kashag (Cabinet) of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) has explained Nov 9 that its Representative at the Office of Tibet in Washington, DC, Mr Penpa Tsering, was replaced due to dissatisfaction with the conduct of his service. Officiating President and Kalon (Minister) Karma Gelek Yuthok of the Department of Religion and Culture has told a media briefing that the Kashag had expressed its dissatisfaction with the way the current Representative had conducted his responsibility since he assumed office in August last year.
“In fact, in July this year, the Kashag has sent the last advisory mentioning the need for improvements in the ways and manners of his service and performance,” the CTA’s Tibet.net Nov 9 quoted Yuthok as saying.
Pointing out that three such advisories had been sent thus far, Yuthok has explained, “The first two advisories were sent through the Department of Information and International Relations (DIIR) under which all the Offices of Tibet operates. So, it is not through one letter that communicated Kashag’s dissatisfaction to the Representative.”
However, citing existing practice, he has declined to disclose “today” the details of the three advisories. Nor has he mentioned any specific instance of dissatisfaction.
He has indicated that the current Representative had failed to “adhere to the rules of the right conduct” that “meet our expectations and trust” and that the Kashag had held successive discussions “regarding the matter”.
He has said the decision of the Kashag to replace him was unanimous.
Mr Penpa Tsering was appointed as the Representative at the Office of Tibet, Washington, DC, in August last year. He was the losing candidate in the Sikyong election that year.