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China sacks four officials in Tibet over 'stability'

posted Feb 9, 2012, 8:15 AM by The Tibetan Political Review   [ updated Feb 9, 2012, 8:21 AM ]
 
 

From the Washington Post, Feb. 6, 2012:

BEIJING — China on Monday warned government officials in Tibet that failing to maintain stability could result in job loss or criminal prosecution, the latest sign of heightened ethnic tensions in the remote Himalayan region. ...

The announcement said “those responsible for problems in stability maintenance because they neglect their posts, act irresponsibly, abuse power or fail to carry out their duties ... will all be removed from their positions on the spot no matter who they are or what level they are at.”

It said such cases could also be handed over to judicial authorities for criminal prosecution. It gave no details about the two alleged cases of dereliction of duty.

(Full article here)

And from BBC News, Feb. 9, 2012:

The Chinese Communist Party chief in Tibet has sacked four officials for "endangering stability" in the region, state media reports.

According to the Tibet Daily newspaper, they were sacked for leaving their posts in the Chamdo region during the Lunar New Year.

The regional government on Monday had warned officials to maintain stability or face dismissal or criminal charges. ...Two of the four officials face disciplinary charges.

(Full article here)





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