It is gravely forbidden for PAP officers to talk to Westerners and would likely be an imprisonable or court martial offense to talk to journalists. So Akar, a senior PAP officer was understandably wary when we met at an undisclosed location in an international city.-- from the author's Introduction to Murder in the High Himalaya: Loyalty, Tragedy, and Escape from Tibet by Jonathan Green, published by PublicAffairs Books.
This is a non-fiction account of the 2006 tragedy in Nepal, when Chinese border guards fired on Tibetans fleeing to India, killing one. The scene was witnessed by a group of western climbers.
This is the kind of book that makes us give thanks for the freedom and blessings we have.
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