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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2963

Nepal King plans exile: US Embassy expected to evacuate

[b]Nepal King plans exile: US Embassy expected to evacuate[/b]

By D. Michael Vandeveer – Reporting from Nepal

[b]Kathmandu, 17 February, ( [/b]Nepal remains tense as the 7-Party agitation against the Monarchy gains strength and the Maoist continue to have success on the battle-field. Sources within the Palace report the King and his family are preparing for exile.

The recent municipal elections proved to be a rebuff to the Nepalese King Gyanendra and have been denounced by the 7-Party Alliance, the Maoist, the UN and the international community as un-democratic.

US Ambassador James Moriarty in a "Town Hall Meeting" for the American community stressed, "the need for maps to everyone’s homes", and promised GPS readings for all homes of US citizens by February 20th.

"Things are going to get worse in the coming months so please have your 'go-bag' ready so that you can evacuate in a minutes notice", the Ambassador warned and described the situation in Nepal as , "a mess and getting worse".

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