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Bhutan’s 2 in 1 Prime Minister cum Doctor Lotay Tshering

It’s Saturday in Bhutan and Lotay Tshering has just completed urinary bladder repair surgery on a patient at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital. But Tshering is no ordinary doctor. During the week, he also happens to be prime minister in the Himalayan kingdom famous for measuring citizens’ Gross National Happiness. “For me it’s a de-stresser,” said Tshering, who

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Doctor’s rags-to-riches story inspires many on social media

A young doctor’s story about overcoming the adversity of coming from a poor family has captured the hearts of netizens. According to Malaysiakini, Dr Nimelesh Balanthiren, 30, lost his father while he was only 11, and was raised by his mother, K Vijayalakshmi, 59, who earned a meagre RM1,000 a month, working as a kindergarten teacher in Georgetown, Penang. While

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