State Struc­ture Stand­ing Com­mit­tee sup­ports Cab­i­net dis­so­lu­tion

The UB Post - - Front Page - By T.BAYARBAT

Ac­cord­ing to the Act of Par­lia­ment, af­ter Par­lia­ment re­ceives a de­mand for Cabi­net’s res­ig­na­tion, Par­lia­ment’s State Struc­ture Stand­ing Com­mit­tee must re­view the de­mand within seven days, which is why the stand­ing com­mit­tee met on Novem­ber 27 to re­view the de­mand.

As 62.5 per­cent of law­mak­ers in at­ten­dance sup­ported the de­mand, the stand­ing com­mit­tee’s de­ci­sion was sub­mit­ted to Par­lia­ment for the fi­nal re­view.

If the ma­jor­ity of law­mak­ers vote for the stand­ing com­mit­tee’s de­ci­sion, U.Khurel­sukh’s Cabi­net will be dis­banded.

37 MPP LAW­MAK­ERS STAND AGAINST CABI­NET RES­IG­NA­TION

On Novem­ber 27, some law­mak­ers held a press con­fer­ence about en­sur­ing po­lit­i­cal sta­bil­ity.

At the be­gin­ning of the press con­fer­ence, law­maker T.Ayur­saikhan said, “Some 37 leg­is­la­tors have joined the ini­tia­tive against the de­mand for Cabi­net’s res­ig­na­tion, and they agreed to stand against U.Khurel­sukh’s Cabi­net dis­so­lu­tion.”

T.Ayur­saikhan noted that U.Khurel­sukh’s Cabi­net launched many long-term megapro­jects, for in­stance a project to ren­o­vate Ulaan­baatar’s cen­tral waste wa­ter treat­ment plant, con­struc­tion project of an oil re­fin­ery, and a project to ac­cel­er­ate the Ta­van Tol­goi coal mine megapro­ject have been launched dur­ing this Cabi­net’s ten­ure.

He added that dis­band­ing Cabi­net that has ac­com­plished much in a short pe­riod of time is a “ridicu­lous” idea.

Ch.Ulaan said, “I am rep­re­sent­ing Sukhbaatar Prov­ince in Par­lia­ment, so I lis­tened to my vot­ers’ opin­ions on Cabi­net’s res­ig­na­tion, as most of them are against Cabi­net’s res­ig­na­tion, I will stand for up­hold­ing U.Khurel­sukh’s Cabi­net.”

He added that the rea­sons to dis­band Cabi­net are un­re­al­is­tic and law­mak­ers who have signed the de­mand for Cabi­net’s res­ig­na­tion are just seek­ing an ex­cuse to form a new gov­ern­ment for them­selves.

L.Oyun-Er­dene said, “We should talk about Speaker of Par­lia­ment M.Enkhbold’s dis­missal, not about Cabi­net’s res­ig­na­tion, and ac­cord­ing to an in­de­pen­dent sur­vey, nearly 90 per­cent of the pub­lic wants M.Enkhbold to step down at his own re­quest, but he has been ig­nor­ing law­mak­ers’ and the pub­lic’s de­mands to this day.”

The fol­low­ing law­mak­ers agreed to sup­port U.Khurel­sukh’s Cabi­net.

1. T.Ayur­saikhan

2. Kh.Badelkhan

3. S.Bat­bold

4. O.Bat­nasan

5. B.Bat­tumur

6. Kh.Bolorchu­luun

7. J.Gan­baatar

8. Ts.Garam­jav

9. Ts.Davaa­suren

10. D.Damba-Ochir

11. B.Javkhlan

12. G.Zan­dan­shatar

13. Kh.Nyam­baatar

14. Ts.Nyam­dorj

15. M.Oyunchimeg

16. L.Oyun-Er­dene

17. Sh.Rad­naased

18. D.Saran­gerel

19. Ya.Sod­baatar

20. G.Soltan

21. D.Su­miyabazar

22. A.Sukhbat

23. D.Tog­tokhsuren

24. Ch.Ulaan

25. N.Uchral

26. Ch.Khurel­baatar

27. D.Tsogt­baatar

28. N.Tseren­bat

29. S.Chin­zorig

30. L.Eldev-Ochir

31. B.Enkh-Am­galan

32. J.Enkhba­yar

33. L.Enkhbold

34. N.Enkhbold

35. U.Enkhtu­vshin

36. D.Lun­dee­jantsan

37. B.Bat­zorig

MPs DE­MAND­ING CABI­NET RES­IG­NA­TION: 4 LAW­MAK­ERS SHOULDN’T BE AL­LOWED TO VOTE

Some 27 leg­is­la­tors of the Mon­go­lian Peo­ple’s Party (MPP) who have signed a de­mand for Cabi­net’s res­ig­na­tion held a news con­fer­ence on Novem­ber 27.

Law­maker Ts.Munkh-Orgil em­pha­sized that as six out of the MPP board’s 29 mem­bers should not be al­lowed to dis­cuss the is­sues sur­round­ing small and medium-sized en­ter­prise (SME) loan mis­ap­pro­pri­a­tion be­cause their as­so­ci­ates took out loans from the Fund to De­velop SMEs.

The law­mak­ers be­lieve that as Gen­eral Sec­re­tary of MPP D.Amar­bayas­galan, MPP Sec­re­tary Ts.Bat-Enkh, and law­mak­ers M.Oyunchimeg, G.Soltan, Ya.Sod­baatar and J.Enkhba­yar en­gaged in the SME loan mis­ap­pro­pri­a­tion, they should not be al­lowed to vote on an is­sue re­gard­ing this con­tro­ver­sial mat­ter.

Ts.Munkh-Orgil said, “Ac­cord­ing to the Law on Con­flict of In­ter­est, law­mak­ers M.Oyunchimeg, G.Soltan, Ya.Sod­baatar and J.Enkhba­yar can­not vote for any is­sues sur­round­ing SME loan mis­ap­pro­pri­a­tion, so we will re­quest Speaker of Par­lia­ment M.Enkhbold, Head of Se­cu­rity and For­eign Pol­icy O.Sod­bi­leg and Head of Par­lia­ment’s Spe­cial Re­view Com­mit­tee S.Bat­bold to re­view whether the four law­mak­ers are able to vote on SME loan is­sues and to sus­pend their vot­ing power dur­ing the dis­cus­sion of Cabi­net’s res­ig­na­tion if the four law­mak­ers have con­flicts of in­ter­ests at par­lia­men­tary re­view.”

The law­mak­ers be­lieve that as Cabi­net al­legedly en­gaged in SME loan mis­ap­pro­pri­a­tion, the four leg­is­la­tors should not be al­lowed to take part in a par­lia­men­tary ses­sion dur­ing the re­view of Cabi­net’s dis­so­lu­tion.

Law­maker J.Munkhbat noted that law­mak­ers who had con­flicts of in­ter­est re­lated to the agenda did not vote for a par­lia­men­tary re­view, for ex­am­ple, from 2012 to 2016, then-Speaker of Par­lia­ment Z.Enkhbold de­manded D.Oyunkhorol and B.BatEr­dene, who own pri­vate uni­ver­si­ties, to not vote for bills re­lated to the laws on ter­tiary ed­u­ca­tion and stu­dent loan, and as the two law­mak­ers ac­cepted the speaker’s de­mand, they did not at­tend par­lia­men­tary ses­sion dur­ing the bills’ dis­cus­sion.

J.Munkhbat noted that as to­day’s sit­u­a­tion is sim­i­lar to past events, the four law­mak­ers who took out SME loans should not at­tend par­lia­men­tary ses­sion when Par­lia­ment re­views the de­mand for Cabi­net’s res­ig­na­tion.

MPP BOARD VOTES AGAINST CABI­NET

DIS­SO­LU­TION

The Mon­go­lian Peo­ple’s Party (MPP) board met on Novem­ber 27 to re­view the de­mand for Cabi­net res­ig­na­tion. Some 19 out of the board’s 29 mem­bers par­tic­i­pated in the Novem­ber 27 meet­ing.

Ten mem­bers of the board de­manded six of the 19 mem­bers to leave due to their en­gage­ment in the SME loan scan­dal, but the six mem­bers did not agree to the de­mand. The 10 mem­bers there­fore did not at­tend the meet­ing.

As the 19 mem­bers voted against Cabi­net’s dis­so­lu­tion, the MPP board de­cided not to de­mand Cabi­net’s res­ig­na­tion.

The 10 mem­bers said that the Novem­ber 27 board meet­ing is “il­le­gal” as mem­bers with con­flicts of in­ter­est par­tic­i­pated in the meet­ing.

Photo by G.ARGUUJIN

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