1. Optismistic in Government's changing attitude towards the plights of Bhutanese youths in Japan.
2. The deferring of loan repayment to permanent job status is most constructive. Loans should not be waived off as it would be a very destructive trend that would banrupt future financing resources.
3. Would be most beneficial if government could treat the loans in the same category ( same conditions ) as " education loans " granted under PDP government. Afterall " Learn and Earn " is kind of pay through vocational skill trainning which is part of education process.
4. BEO should immediately take over 15% of each loan of 7 lakhs and 6 lakhs respectively as liability compensation for rosy marketting strategy to dupe youths into joining the programme and for overcharging plus trial and error type of management of the programme in Japan.
5. ACC/ OAG could consider dropping criminal charges against BEO Partners and Labour officials if serious regret is demonstrated in terms of BEO taking over 15% principal loan amounts and Labour officials go all out to find some relief for working conditions and terms of the youths.
Conclusion: It is not easy to work away from home be it in Middle East or Japan. In Japan language is a huge hurdle whilst Middle East the culture is a pain. But Bhutanese youth can adjust quite rapidly. So any Agency which is serious about helping the youths, do not start with the attitude that Bhutanese youths are lazy and incapable. Some of you adults may have had easy early life. But many of us did not. Some youths that you know possibly family members or own offsprings may be lazy but it is not correct to generalise. It was opportunity and hard work that enabled much of Bhutanese populace to come thus far. And so will majority of our youth population succeed in life with little impetus provided at the right stage of life.
Also forget this much quoted figure of 83% of BEO youths are still in Japan and paying loans on time. It is possible that parents of such youths are either sweating more or are in position to pay out. And ofcourse there are always few exceptionals. But government and ministry must look out for the future of the majority because the few exceptionals can take care of themselves.