DP demands IAAC investigate Mininster Ts.Nyamdorj
On June 25, members of the Democratic Party (DP)’s National Policy Committee (NPC) held a briefing about their request to have Justice Minister Ts.Nyamdorj investigated, which was submitted to the Independent Authority Against Corruption (IAAC).
They said that Minister Ts.Nyamdorj violated several laws when he put forward a proposal to amend the General Administrative Law to Parliament.
Member of NPC and lawyer D.Orosoo stated that as the committee believes that Ts.Nyamdorj is pushing forth amendments to the law for his interests without reviewing the implementation of the law and determining reasons for amending the law by abusing his political power, the IAAC should investigate whether Ts.Nyamdorj violated the law.
During the June 26 meeting of the Legal Standing Committee to review the amendments, Chairman of the DP S.Erdene stressed that as the spring session is closing on Friday, reviewing the amendments is almost impossible for Parliament, and the amendments have been a controversial issue among the public. He added that DP believes that amending the General Administrative Law through Ts.Nyamdorj’s proposals is wrong, and not timely. Minister Ts.Nyamdorj should withdraw the amendments to revisit them and make them better, S.Erdene said.
The DP chairman noted that after revisiting the amendments, Ts.Nyamdorj can put forward the amendments to Parliament in the fall session.
Minister of Justice and Internal Affairs Ts.Nyamdorj responded, “The Administrative Court is still revoking many good decisions made by Parliament and Cabinet due to illegal actions of few bad judges under political and business influences, so I started making amendments to the General Administrative Law to close such loopholes. To tell you the truth, the amendments are focused at destroying illegal activities within the Administrative Court.”
According to Ts.Nyamdorj, when it comes to the implementation of Parliament’s decision to transfer of the 49 percent stake of Erdenet Mining Corporation to state ownership, the current General Administrative Law doesn’t work well.
Some observers believe that the DP’s opposition to the proposed amendments to the General Administrative Law is related to the party’s members with interests in the 49 percent of Erdenet Mining Corporation, which the Mongolian People’s Party spearheaded by Ts.Nyamdorj sought to nationalize by amending the law.