IAAC re­leases De­cem­ber re­port

The UB Post - - Politics -

The In­de­pen­dent Au­thor­ity Against Cor­rup­tion (IAAC) held a press con­fer­ence about its De­cem­ber re­port on De­cem­ber 25.

At the be­gin­ning of the press con­fer­ence, Head of IAAC’s Pre­ven­tion and En­light­en­ment De­part­ment T.Ba­yarkhuu stated that IAAC de­liv­ered some rec­om­men­da­tions about chang­ing de­crees, or­ders and some other ad­min­is­tra­tive acts to govern­ment of­fices of Bul­gan, Se­lenge, Sukhbaatar, Dornod, DarkhanUul and Khen­tii prov­inces to pre­vent risks of cor­rup­tion and bribery.

He noted that IAAC re­viewed the spend­ing of govern­ment re­serve funds for may­ors of some prov­inces, but dis­cov­ered that re­serve funds for heads of lo­cal coun­cils of Orkhon, Uvurkhangai, Um­nu­govi and Dornogovi prov­inces were cre­ated, which might lead to cor­rup­tion, fund mis­ap­pro­pri­a­tion, and will not en­sure a mayor’s re­spon­si­bil­ity out­lined in the Law on Ad­min­is­tra­tive and Ter­ri­to­rial Units and Their Gover­nance.

IAAC de­tected bid rig­ging in pub­lic ten­ders, for in­stance, some govern­ment of­fi­cials en­gaged bid rig­ging pro­cure­ment process for as­sets by cre­at­ing more op­por­tu­ni­ties to their spouses’ com­pa­nies.

T.Ba­yarkhuu stated that the agency con­ducted sev­eral work­shops about pre­vent­ing cor­rup­tion and bribery for newly-ap­pointed civil ser­vants through­out this month.

The agency re­ceived large num­bers of com­plaints from the pub­lic over op­er­a­tions and bu­reau­cracy of the min­istries of en­ergy, and min­ing and heavy in­dus­try, and gov­ern­ments of­fices of Dund­govi and Bayan-Ul­gii prov­inces.

Se­nior of­fi­cial of IAAC’s In­ves­ti­ga­tion De­part­ment Ch.Jar­gal­baatar stated that the agency is in­ves­ti­gat­ing a ru­mor that for­mer Prose­cu­tor Gen­eral D.Dorlig­jav re­ceived a four mil­lion USD bribe from a man named T.Gan­bold, but the agency put the in­ves­ti­ga­tion on hold be­cause T.Gan­bold, who needs to give a tes­ti­mony to the agency, is not in Mon­go­lia.

Ch.Jar­gal­baatar noted that the agency asked the Prose­cu­tor’s Of­fice of the Cap­i­tal to re­voke three law­mak­ers’ im­mu­ni­ties, and the Prose­cu­tor’s Of­fice is re­view­ing the re­quest.

IAAC’s of­fi­cial did not spec­ify about the al­leged crimes the three law­mak­ers are in­volved in, but there are ru­mors the three law­mak­ers en­gaged in crimes re­lated to money laun­der­ing and cor­rup­tion.

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