The former speaker Mr. Penpa Tsering was meant to have not met the expectations and trust of Kashag as the Representative of North America in the clarification given by officiating Central Tibetan Administration’s president, Ven. Karma Gelek Yuthok. Penpa Tsering will be replaced as the Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in North America based in Washington DC from December this year.
“The Office of Tibet based in Washington DC is one of the most important offices of the Central Tibetan Administration and consequently, the Representative heading that office must adhere to the rules of the right conduct and meet our expectations and trust” explained the officiating President in the clarification this morning.
“The Kashag has expressed its dissatisfaction with the way the current Representative has conducted his responsibility since assumption of office. In fact, in July this year, the Kashag has sent the last advisory mentioning the need for improvements in the ways and manners of his service and performance,” he added saying that Kashag had sent three advisories two of which were sent through the Department of Information and International Relations (DIIR) under which all the Offices of Tibet operates till date.
He said that Kashag recognizing his role as the speaker of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile appointed him with high expectations and placed great trust in him but his role as the representative, unfortunately was not viable. He also affirmed that the decision as Mr. Ngodup Tsering’s role as new representative is final and expressed full confidence in him.
Now there arises strong mismatch of facts in this case because the former speaker in a recent interview after the announcement to replace him told that he was warned only once which was also informed to be the last warning. However, Kashag today announced that he was given a series of three advisories.
The Kashag on November 7 appointed the Education Kalon Ngodup Tsering as the new Representative of North America based in Washington DC. The Kashag cited the appointment as per Chapter 1 Article 1(3) of the Tibetan Charter and Article 19(1) of the Tibetan Public Service Commission rules and regulations.