Plundering the Public Property: An artist’s impression of royal henchmen misusing state fund. Sketch by Deven via Kantipur
For the first time in the history of Nepal, SPA government has exposed the rampant misuse of state fund by previous government. Presenting a white paper in yesterday’s meeting of House of Representative, Finance Minister Dr. Ramsharan Mahat, revealed the abuse of state coffer. Few months ago, Himal Khabarpatrika (28 Feb- 13 March 2006 issue) ran a cover story that stated 50 crore rupees from state fund has been misused by royal government. The story warned: “This (the misuse) not only shows the mishandling of state fund but also that country’s budget and the expenditure system is dismantled.”
This is an example of how taxpayers’ money is misused to suppress the movement and to sustain the crumbling government. Here‘s the news from today’s The Kathmandu Post. Here’s another news on palace’s expenditure.