(4/4) I arrived in Australia as a refugee last year. I really like the Australian people and the country, but I still feel like everything is foreign and strange, especially because I can’t speak English well yet, so some days I feel a bit down. Mostly, I miss being active in my political work.
In India, I had many different roles and positions – as an editor, as an author, as a journalist, and as a research assistant. I served as Director of the Ngaba Trust for Universal Education, as Vice President of the Regional National Democratic Party of Tibet, and as General Secretary of the Ex-political prisoners’ association of Tibet.
One day, when my English is better, I want to be an English journalist and writer so I can continue to fight for the Tibetan cause.
In Tibet, we know there will be consequences to our protests, but we have such a strong spirit – even though we know we will be tortured and beaten, we are fearless and we never lose hope. Every day the Chinese come to our villages and shout through a megaphone, today we’re going to kill ten people in jail because they have not listened to us! But instead of making us scared, this gives us more energy. We think, ten people have died, so why should they die for nothing? They think it makes us weak but it makes us stronger.
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Thank you so much for sharing your story. Doing so helps more fortunate people be more caring and compassionate to others. You and your family have been through things nobody should have to go through. Thank goodness you are here now and there’s no doubt you will achieve your goals here and make a difference in this world, especially for your family and for Tibet. Good luck to you Kungam. You are amazing and so resilient!
Hi Kungman, I am sorry to hear what your family is going through. Awful doesn’t even start to cover it.My “prayers” go to your sisters and those who are still suffering as I am typing this.
Welcome to Australia, and thank you for reporting on the situation in Tibet.
Thank you for sharing your inspiring story. Every day will get better for you living here and very soon you’ll be writing for the Tibetan cause. Dreams do come true here and there are so many opportunities. All the best to you and your family.
This breaks my heart. Your story is like so many out of Tibet. Keep going, Tibetan voices need to be heard and cannot continue to be ignored by the rest of the world. Free Tibet
Omg how awful. I really hate China and everything about it! And I hate buying things that are made in China. And I hate Chinese people buying our houses and our farming lands !!!!!
I can’t even comprehend the depth of physical pain and emotional distress that you and the Tibetan people endure, Kungam. Nor can I fully comprehend the level of courage, strength of will and depth of compassion you maintain. My heart breaks for you, your family and your people. My heart breaks for the inhumanity in this world. Tibet will always be your home, and you will find ways to continue your activism and to seek peace and independence for Tibet, perhaps do even more from here than you could imagine right now. Your disorientation and feelings of frustration (and guilt?) at being so far away from your home are understandable. But I welcome you, Peaceful Warrior, and wish for you and Tibet the peace and freedom you so deserve.
Dear Kungam – thank you for sharing the realities of life for yourself and so many Tibetans. I’m so glad you’re now in a country where you’re free to inform the world of the atrocities perpetrated against your people. It breaks my heart that humans choose to do such horrifying things. But my spirit is strengthened by your courage and devotion to righting the wrongs. Blessings to you.
Kungnam, if you ever see this post, I’m a writer and I would love to help you document this story. The world needs to hear these atrocities. Bless you, I hope you achieve what you set out to do.
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I cannot understand why, in 2016, this is still happening to the people of Tibet. It’s outrageous and something needs to be done. What a horrendous crime. I have so many questions, some of which are: Can’t the rest of the world see what’s going on? Are we too gutless to help or try to stop this?? Is the Chinese government really that ‘backward’ in this day and age??
I’m sorry that this is happening and I wish you all the best in your new life in Australia.
What an inspirational young man. Your family must be so proud of you for working so hard for Tibet after leaving. Your whole family sound like amazing, strong and resilient people. Welcome to Australia.
Jean Jeanie not sure if your workplace can do it or if this man is in Melbourne but he’s keen as mustard to learn English! I’d teach him myself if a wasn’t half a world away. Anything you might be able to do?
My heart breaks for you and your family and all of Tibet. I wish you the best in becoming a Journalist. To give a voice to those who have none, or those who do, but are silenced, is one of the most important things a person can do. I wish you well.
Kungam welcome to Australia, one day things will feel not so foreign and your English will be amazing i hope one day we will be reading how well everyone has done in their new country, wishing you a happy safe life.
What an inspirational man you are. Your heartbreaking story has helped personalise the human rights abuses happening in Tibet. I pray that your family (and others) find peace and freedom. I hope that you start to feel more at home in Australia and that you can continue your fight for freedom from here with support. Good luck!
Strength to you and your Brothers and Sisters in Tibet Kungam.
Omg such a sad story! Never new this happens in China or Tibet! Such a strong spirit though! Well done! Unfortunately, the people of Tibet are not the only ones that suffer in such a way, so many people of other cultures go through the same situation everyday… lets pray for world peace! And we hope to see him as a world wide journalist, teaching us about this important issue!
There is so much evil in the world. I’m happy you were granted a safe haven in Australia. I hope you will be able to say your family are safe one day soon too.
Welcome to Oz. Good luck with your hopes and dreams, keep them and they will be fulfilled. Bod Gyalo!
We are so proud of you brother for braving all the hardships you been through and representing the Tibetans suffering under the Chinese Government.
Kungam, welcome to Australia. I am glad you are now in a free country where you can tell us what it was like for you and your family in Tibet. Keep telling your story. It needs to be told. I pray that one day we will be able to travel freely to the country of Tibet – an autonomous country once again.
Having such a strong determination and aim is like a half work done! Best wishes and thank you for being true spirit of Tibet????????
P.s. You can easily learn English Lo
Welcome to Australia and I hope you do become a journalist here and tell us stories of other new humans of Australia!
And too think everyone embraces China just because they get cheap stuff !!! If this was happening in a country that America could invade it wouldn’t be happening … Stay strong ..I am living to see the day that Burma and Tibet are free in their own right … You are fighting the good fight ????
འདི་ལོར། ཨོ་སི་ཁྲི་ལེ་ཡའི་གྲོས་ཚོགས་གོང་འོག་ནང་། བོད་ཀྱི་ཞུ་གཏུགས་ཉིན་མོ་ལ། ལས་འགུལ་སྤེལ་མཁན་གྲོང་ཁྱེར་ཁག་མི་འདྲ་བ་དྲུག་ནས་གཞོན་སྐྱེས་སེམས་ཤུགས་ཅན་བཅུ་གཉིས་མཉམ་ཞུགས་བྱས་འདུག
Meet our delegates on Tibet Advocacy Day.
On 1 March, these community leaders, youth activists and former political prisoners will in Canberra to push for stronger action on Tibet.
Has someone translated his written words cos they are really well said good point hope he learns to speak soon as there is much for this man to contribute