American Embassador to Nepal Alaina B. Teplitz (Republica file photo)
KATHMANDU, Sept 8: The continuous reporting on rampant corruption issues reported by Republica and its sister publication Nagarik Daily have started earning wide acclaims from various quarters.
Acclaiming the reports on rampant corruption involving government officials, American Ambassador to Nepal Alaina B. Teplitz, on her Twitter, has called on the government to immediately suspend those officials involved in the corruption scam.
Reports of corruption abound. Gov’t must suspend those involved, investigate, and prosecute cases aggressively to end this scourge. https://t.co/KyAEwo4EvX
Commenting on Republica editoriral headlined 'Dismiss them' published on Thursday, Envoy Teplitz suggested that the government carry out investigations into the cases and prosecute them aggressively to end this scourge.
It has been over a month and a half since Republica and its sister publication Nagarik Daily began reporting on massive irregularities in the purchase of lands by the state-owned Nepal Oil Corporation for its new storage facilities.
Following the news reports on corruption Managing Director of NOC Gopal Khadka filed a defamation case against Nagarik, claiming Rs 800 million in damages.
Recently, Nepal Media Society, the umbrella organization of the Nepali print and electronic media, has also started a campaign against corruption.