Friday, October 24, 2008

Mr. Gyanendra asked to settle electricity bill

Nepal's recently de-throned 'god-king' Gyanendra and his relatives will have to pay their outstanding electricity bills of more than $1 million. On 28 May this year, the democratically elected Constituent Assembly in Nepal declared the country a secular republic ending the last Hindu monarchy on earth. India once had some 460 hereditary rulers before they were forced to abdicate by Nehru's government and China ended its 3,500-year monarchy for good with the Wuchang Uprising in 1911, while Indonesia, the most populous Muslim-majority country on earth was also declared a republic by its independence movements in 1945.

Old Nepal' s royal palace re-opens as museum

2 Comments:

Blogger kittykat46 said...

He'll have to join the international lecture circuit soon to raise funds for his debts...

"Confessions of a God King"
"The Last Hindu Emperor"
"My Himalayan Adventure"

2:22 AM  
Blogger James Wong Wing-On said...

His son is in now Singapore. See whether he can help daddy back home. Can't really understand how the bil api could reach $1 million unless the palace was once used for industrial production.

5:37 AM  

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