Interview H0215 [Part 9]: with Shakabpa Wangchug Denden [tib. zhwa sgab pa dbang phyug bde ldan], 1983 by tohap published on 2013-04-20T12:09:24Z Shakabpa was an important lay aristocratic Tibetan government official who eventually reached the rank of Tsipön. He was active in the period from before the death of the 13th Dalai Lama in 1932 and played a major role in the later years of Tibet’s de facto independent period. The interview continues Shakabpa’s comments on the Reting arrest incident and the bomb attack on Taktra. He details how the trungtsi were called to a meeting in the Kashag regarding a telegram from Nanjing and how the two shape left to arrest Reting and how they sealed the Reting Labrang in Lhasa. He also tells about how bombs were discovered in Reting Labrang and how Jola Champala, one of Reting’s attendants in prison, later confessed in jail that he was not there on the night Reting was killed, but had made a false statement to the tsondu. The subject also tells in detail about his accomplishment on avoiding the fluctuation of gold rates and prices of commodities and how the Trapchi Office suggested Tibet buy gold from America and how he bought the gold from the US in handed over the gold to the Dalai Lama’s chamber and got a receipt and he also tells about how Alo Chöndze wanted some gold to be spent for the Tibetan affairs, but he refused. Finally, the subject also tells about how Nehru told him to tell the Tibetan government to sign a treaty to maintain the old treaty, but the government didn’t put that into action.