Dis­count com­ments and posts from Anony­mous ac­counts: PM

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Al­though the so­cial me­dia plays a plat­form for de­bate and a source of in­for­ma­tion, Peo­ple should know how to dis­count com­ments and posts from anony­mous ac­counts.

That was said by Prime Min­is­ter, Tsh­er­ing Tobgay in 29 meet the press ses­sion on 3 Fe­bru­ary.

Ly­onchen also said that peo­ple should be aware of sedi­tion, defama­tion and li­bel while post­ing from anony­mous ac­counts es­pe­cially while us­ing a per­sonal ac­count.

He also men­tioned that there are peo­ple who have been in court not by the gov­ern­ment but by pri­vate in­di­vid­u­als. Prime Min­is­ter added that anony­mous points are un­nec­es­sary.

Prime Min­is­ter also said that the gov­ern­ment should not in­volve in so­cial me­dia re­lated is­sues un­less the sys­tem of gov­ern­ment is tremen­dously strict with­out free­dom of speech and ex­pres­sion.

He added that if these are prac­tic­ing in coun­try, then he would be en­cour­ag­ing the anony­mous posts.

He also said that the jour­nal­ist around the coun­try some­how thoughts that it was the gov­ern­ment, who took Nam­gay Zam to the court when the gov­ern­ment re­mained sound­less dur­ing the re­cent case with Ap SP.

Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs, Ly­onpo Dam­cho Dorji sup­ple­mented that, while con­sti­tu­tion holds the fun­da­men­tal right; free­dom to press, free­dom of speech and free­dom of ex­pres­sion, one should be also con­cerned about free­dom of pri­vacy on other side.

Ly­onpo also said that free­doms from fun­da­men­tal rights should be ex­er­cise in such a way that they don’t vi­o­late or in­crust oth­ers right.

The in­ter­ac­tion be- tween the jour­nal­ists and the cab­i­net also cov­ered var­i­ous is­sues which in­cluded the black­top­ping works be­ing car­ried out on Ge­wog Con­nec­tiv­ity road, and bet­ter fa­cil­i­ties to be pro­vided to pil­grims trav­el­ling abroad through pri­vate travel agents.

Sim­i­larly, the con­cern is­sues like con­tract ba­sis pro­fes­sion­als in var­i­ous min­istries and in­sti­tu­tion, quota for women were also dis­cussed.

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