9 January 2019: Nepal’s envoy down under has rubbished a flurry of media reports concerning herself and Nepalese prime minister KP Sharma Oli.
In a Facebook status posted Wednesday evening, Ambassador Lucky Sherpa claimed that news reports about her dismissal and resignation were based on “malicious intention”.
She has urged on all not to be disillusioned by the “misleading news”.
Her Facebook status attracted over three hundred reactions in less than two hours showing huge support for the envoy who has been struggling against a wave of negative reportage ever since her ex-cook cum driver levelled human trafficking allegations against her.
Mrs Sherpa has repeatedly denied these allegations.
Soon after arriving in Australia in 2017, Mrs Sherpa became highly popular among members of the Nepalese diaspora in Australia. She engaged and coordinated with community organisations like no other ambassadors before. Her extremely social media savvy nature added to her popularity.
Her Facebook post today was, in particular, referring to reports coming out of Nepal that claimed that she had been dismissed from her job in Canberra while some other reports indicated that she was asked to resign.
She claims both statements aren’t true.
Two major news websites kantipurdaily.com and lokaantar.com reported, citing sources within the Nepalese prime minister’s office, that the ambassador was asked to “resign” based on the report of the investigating committee formed by Nepal’s foreign ministry.