LETTERS: What’s wrong with Trump?

Kudos to Vineet Kadel for his rational letter titled “Trump fear” (THT, January 23, Page 8).There is no doubt about the fact that Donald Trump is absolutely correct when he says that it is the right of all nations to put their own interests first.

When each and every nation across the globe is working all-out to ensure the well-being of their citizens, there is no reason why the USA should not follow suit. Can the anti-Trump brigade cite the name of any nation which has opened its borders to advertise “international brotherhood” at the expense of the interests of their own citizens?

Everywhere either borders are zealously protected or the “outsiders” are brutally tortured. Despite this show of exclusiveness throughout the world in the guise of “nationalism”, the USA has all along been displaying unfathomable liberalism and this is the very reason why people across the globe have succeeded in settling there and making a great fortune.

Now that Trump, backed by the majority of the American voters, is saying “enough is enough” and talking in favour of the interests of the citizens of the USA who are feeling insecure following unabated immigration; he is being treated as the “villain”! What a gem of hypocrisy!

Trump has also vowed to unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism. Now the fact remains that right from Bangladesh to Libya, France to the USA, countries are being rocked by fundamentalism in the name of Islam.

Also perhaps more lives of innocent Muslims have been lost than those of non-Muslims, thanks to the brutes who invoke hatred and violence in the name of Islam.

Kajal Chatterjee, Kolkata

All for money

Apropos of the news story “No access to quality health service” (THT, Perspectives, January 22, Page 1), the second caption says it all: ‘Although production of doctors is high in Nepal, people in rural areas still lack medical care’.

When money becomes the vision and mission of all medical practitioners, this is bound to happen. Why only in rural Nepal, you cannot get medical care even in rural Kathmandu. When everyone aspires to become a doctor investing a huge fortune, it is common human nature to recoup their money as fast as possible.

Unfortunately with glut in the supply of doctors in Kathmandu, they soon come to grips that recovering investment, let alone earnings, becomes a tall order. If their dream of earning riches in Kathmandu can evaporate, what can they expect to do in the villages?

Not surprisingly, rather than go to villages or even staying back in Kathmandu where they may not find high earning opportunities, the young doctors prefer to fly to the US. In the past six months three doctors, two from far flung villages, that I know went to the US in search of opportunities.

Apparently, once in the US they apply in 100 or so hospitals and once selected, they return home to resign from their positions and take their family with them.

Manohar Shrestha, Kathmandu