Telegraph Nepal, Editorials
After all sex is lovely either you have it or watch others doing it. Both perhaps provide profuse pleasure, we have been told so. This is what we guess though we have no expertise in these “highly entertaining” affairs. We may be wrong yet we presume that those who may not have enjoyed sex must get thrilled even with the mere imagination that some day they too will have a “licensed” opportunity to enjoy it personally upon coming of their age as agreed by the society and the family. Notably, those who are denied sex in their private lives or who have yet not entered into the stage of marriage at times create ugly scenes and thus become the target of the society more so of the media men who are in search of such scoop news and when found make it sure to “inform” the people. Blowing such acts out of proportion is the indisputable right of the media around the world to which Nepali media can’t be an exception to the rule.
Yet, having sex is no crime if the contracting partners agree. However, the act of such copulation becomes an operation that tantamount to a crime when the entire conduct is seen or exposed verbatim. Though watching porn movies in private are allowed even in our conservative society that it is as of now.
But how to take such acts when government offices are turned into Cinema halls to watch such porn movies? Is the Nepal government office one’s private house wherein one is free to watch anything under the sun, picture or even exciting dirty scenes?
One such act has been committed by some high level government bureaucrats very recently right inside the Prime Ministerial Secretariat exploiting the very opportunity when their senior officer was on an official trip to Colombo.
If the Sourya Daily, dated March 24, 2012, is to be believed then what has come to the fore is that while Government Joint Secretary Jagdish Regmi was out of the country, some of his “excited and enthusiastic” junior officials preferred to make best use of their boss’ absence and kept themselves busy watching porno films with the effective assistance of the Office Computer that they have had right with them. Must have been a thrilling experience, we guess. Naughty officers.
However, their excitement vanished in the Singh Durbar ethereal medium when some media men associated with the Sourya daily suddenly entered into the room of Mr. Regmi like a thunder-storm for having some “information” for their daily newspaper as the duty demanded. Though Mr. Regmi was not available but whatever was made obtainable to the paparazzi or for that matter they saw for themselves inside the room was not incredible only but appalling as well.
The room, as the media men entered, had already acquired sexier setting as the scene, let’s guess it to have been so, with the dirty copulation acts that may have been on the computer screen right then, however, the sudden entrance of the media men like a hurricane must have irritated the government salaried “watchers” as the entire pleasing affair have had to be switched off in order to save themselves from further embarrassment. The functioning computer acquired silent mode.
Yet the discomfiture did not end with the switching off of the computer screen as the media men had already guessed that the computer was being misused by the junior level bureaucrats. Later followed the juicy interrogation. The watchers denied that they were watching “dirty picture” during official hour for which they pocket money from the government coffer.
Now the question is that whether the New Republican Nepal bureaucrats be allowed to watch such films when free or not? Question is also that if there is no job, aren’t the officials free to enjoy the free time at their will? Or is it a crime to misuse the Internet facilities while on duty? And notably, the Nepal government has so far not made its views clear through any sort of official notification or for that matter regulations whether such acts demand penal actions or not? No clear laws so far appear to be in existence which bars government officials from committing such acts while being in duty hours?
Thus when laws and regulations were silent then let’s not take it as a crime, nevertheless, let’s all agree that one must not exceed his or her officials disciplines that the laymen expect from these officials.
After all to err is human and thus let’s award them with a penal action which only corrects their mental deviation so that they do not repeat such a blunder in the future.
Let’s also consider that only a relaxed mind can perform heavy governmental duties. And what they did? Just watched the film for refreshing their body and souls with such mind blowing scenes and relaxed. Mind it that it was the group of these officials and their bosses who too have had contribution in heralding the new republican order in this country. Their contribution can’t be minimized. And if pushed to the wall then the loyalty may be cashed in upon by the ones who have distaste for the order now in existence.
Yet the official discipline must be in place. The emedia did its job well. ( Editorial Telegraph Weekly dated March 28, 2012).