Monday, April 02, 2007

Real, pressing agenda for building New Nepal

The revolution in Nepal has only paved the way for the more challenging task of creating the preconditions for socio-economic reconstruction.

Solving the problems of absolute and relative poverty as well as youth unemployment and underemployment is certainly pressing and the overcoming the high rate of illiteracy, superstitious fatalism and poor healthcare among a large segment of the poor and disempowered masses, especially children in rural areas, is also very important.

Nepali communists join interim gov't cabinet

Nepali communists to become gov't ministers


Blogger Monsterball said...

Nepal has been a very troubled country for years. The long insurgency, the royal family massacre, the current king's attempts at being an absolute ruler. Most of the people face deep grinding poverty and a harsh life. I'm very happy to see they now have a chance for peace and to move forward.

I do hope the communists don't go overboard trying to implement ideological solutions.
Nepal needs help from friends, and, like it or not, "communism" is still a dirty word in many international circles.

9:46 PM  
Blogger James Wong Wing-On said...

Frankly, I have a deep sense of love for the people of Nepal since my 1993 visit. Very nice and friendly people but oppressed by not not only geography but also feudalism. I certainly share the joy but like you, I do hope the communists would not be over triumpalist as solving problems in post-revolutionary situation requires set of skills different from armed struggle. Meanwhile, I do hope the international community would respect the wishes of the people of Nepal. After all, the United States and France themselves were founded in very bloody armed struggles against colonalism and feudalism. Revoltionary violence is not the monopoly of the communists although it is not suitable now in many other countries like Malaysia and Sinapore.

10:14 PM  

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