Friday, November 5, 2010

RE: [NNSD] RE: SP Ramesh Kharel

November 5, 2010

To: Sapana Pradhan Malla
Member, Constituent Assembly


No, I didn’t imply that only family pressure is to be blamed for the erosion of people’s integrity. However, it is one of the main factors behind people becoming corrupt besides many other reasons of which following two are prominent ones:

1. Greed – like kleptomania, greed is a disease. This has been a principal factor behind people hoarding ill-gotten money. This is prevalent in most of the politicos, businessmen, bureaucrats and their ilk. This is not to say that there are no exceptions. Ramesh Kharel is definitely an exception.

2. Temptation – wealth is very tempting and for lack of water tight control mechanism and for lack of proper check and balance system in place people think that they can get away with corrupt practice and do indulge in corruption, especially when ethics/morality is lacking in a person. This happens for lack of deterrence too; for example when an institution like CIAA is weakened.

However, although family pressure is not a sole reason behind exponential increase in the corruption, family pressure can become effective in curbing corruption. If the spouse, her/his children and/or immediate family members were to refuse to partake in ill-gotten wealth, corruption will easily plummet. For all this the moral hazard will need to be quite low.

With best regards,


Ratna Sansar Shrestha, FCA
Senior Water Resource Analyst

From: [] On Behalf Of Sapana Pradhan Malla
Sent: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 15:39
Subject: {Disarmed} RE: [NNSD] RE: SP Ramesh Kharel
Yes, we all are proud of the yes having intergirity is critical, since nepal is loosing it's intergirity in corrution as per transparancy internationaol report. But i donot want only to blame family, family's role is important but what about not to be guided by family presuure with individual intergrity?

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