Sunday, October 31, 2010

RE: Abuse of public property

October 31, 2010
Narayan Manandhar
Danida/ HUGOU


I was under the impression that TI was filled with retired people digesting their ill-gotten earnings lazily (like a cow does in her idle time). But you have proved me wrong. What are you doing there with that sort of a crowd? Looks like you are in the august gathering of people who think even Chiranjibi Wagle is innocent! Theoretically your general secretary is right in the sense that a person is innocent till proven guilty. But Nepal is such a country that most of the corrupt people get away scot free on one or other technical ground. Therefore, in my considered opinion, the only way to curb corruption is to name and shame these people. I even think that we should stigmatize and ostracize such characters. TI could have played a very effective role in all this. But that is impossible considering the membership pattern. I wish you successful term in TI.

With best regards,


Ratna Sansar Shrestha, FCA
Senior Water Resource Analyst
From: []
Sent: Thursday, October 28, 2010 18:13
To: Ratna Sansar Shrestha
Subject: Re: FW: Abuse of public property

Ratna Sansar-ji,

After reading your comments on TI, I cannot resist writing. I have been a member of TI since 1998 and fed up with the organization so much that I have, so far, resisted myself from tendering resignation. The organization is in a such an weird situation that we have now TI members who prosecuted Mr. Chiranjibi Wagle and who defended his case! His lawyer is in fact now the second time Secretary General! Appropros to Dr. Devendra Raj Pandey - the founding member.

Narayan Manandhar

On Thu 28/10/10 6:10 AM , "Ratna Sansar Shrestha" sent:

October 27, 2010

Mr Leela Mani Paudyal
Prime Minister’s Office

Dear Leela Manijee

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