On 31st May, 2012 Mr Kunsang Tanzin , delivered a passionate and moving speech on the prevailing situation inside Tibet before the full attendance of all the legislators (also known by the name of Member of Provincial Parliament – MPP). Ontario Legislative Assembly is the highest lawmaking body in the province. Mr Kunsang Tanzin is an upright, soft spoken, simple and highly educated . His thoughts are pristine and vivid. He is a very successful businessman with strong character . Currently he is the President of Canadian Tibetan Association of Ontario. Following is the excerpt of his speech.
One: They want to convey a very determined and clear message to the authorities in Beijing that the Tibetans will resist China’s policy of ruthless and forceful assimilation and discriminatory subjugation till the last drop of every Tibetans in Tibet.
Two: They want to let the free world know that life lost on the streets of Lhasa in 2008 is no less important than the life lost on Tienanman Square in 1989. And that discriminatory policy pursued by China in Tibet is no less undignifying and demeaning that the Apartheid policy followed in South Africa. And that the authoritarian regime under Communist Party of China in China is no less undemocratic and less dangerous to world peace and stability than the regime under Saddam Hussein in Iraq.
Three: They want to remind us Tibetans that human spirit is undefeatable if we stay focused, united and determined. They want to remind us that the end result of our pursuit for freedom, justice and equality will be a historic one as a nation of merely six million non-violent people have challenged the most powerful authoritarian regime of the 21st century.
The people and governments of free world must listen and respond to the second message. Therefore, on behalf of all the Tibetans, I want to say thank you to all of you for listening to the cries and calls from my brothers and sisters in Tibet. They want your support and you all can do it.
Thank you, once again.