Thou­sands de­mand M.Enkhbold’s dis­missal

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

At noon on De­cem­ber 27, Sukhbaatar Square was crowded with thou­sands of peo­ple who joined the march de­mand­ing the dis­missal of Speaker of Par­lia­ment M.Enkhbold.

Law­mak­ers L.Bold, T.Ayur­saikhan, L.Oyun-Er­dene, J.Batzan­dan and Kh.Nyam­baatar spear­headed the De­cem­ber 27 march.

The or­ga­niz­ers of the march claimed that more than 25,000 peo­ple from Ulaan­baatar’s nine dis­tricts and some prov­inces ar­rived in Sukhbaatar Square to ex­press their voices for jus­tice and sup­port the law­mak­ers’ ac­tiv­i­ties to dis­man­tle the “MANAN” (joint acro­nym of the Mon­go­lian Peo­ple’s Party and Demo­cratic Party) regime.

The pro­tes­tors shouted, “M.Enkhbold re­sign! M.Enkhbold, get out of Mon­go­lia’s state!”

Dur­ing the march, the law­mak­ers or­ga­niz­ing the march en­tered the State Palace to hand over the protest’s de­mand for M.Enkhbold’s dis­missal to him per­son­ally, but they could not give M.Enkhbold the de­mand as he wasn’t in his of­fice.

L.Oyun-Er­dene stressed, “M.Enkhbold is shocked at the march be­cause he never imag­ined that so many peo­ple would protest against him, which is why he is afraid to see us.”

Law­maker T.Ayur­saikhan said, “M.Enkhbold has had al­most all high-rank­ing po­si­tions within Mon­go­lia’s state such as prime min­is­ter, deputy prime min­is­ter, speaker, vice-speaker, and mayor of Ulaan­baatar, but he has ac­com­plished noth­ing for Mon­go­lians, the state and the coun­try’s de­vel­op­ment. He stole tons of money from Mon­go­lian min­eral re­sources, Ulaan­baatar’s land, and other valu­able as­sets by abus­ing his power. To­day we al­ready reached the time to break the strong and en­dur­ing wall that pro­tects M.Enkhbold’s regime and in­jus­tice hurt­ing the peo­ple.”

Law­maker L.Oyun-Er­dene said, “If M.Enkhbold doesn’t re­sign un­til Jan­uary 10, we will hold marches na­tion­wide on that day, and if M.Enkhbold doesn’t re­ceive our de­mand from that march, we will take the next steps of the protest.”

Some shared pho­tos of mini­vans and mi­crobuses brin­ing a lot of peo­ple to Sukhbaatar Square. Peo­ple on so­cial me­dia com­mented, “They are pay­ing peo­ple to bring them to the march”.

Many se­niors and young peo­ple who joined the march in Sukhbaatar Square said that no­body asked them to come to the march and they are march­ing for jus­tice.

Some lawyers crit­i­cized the rin­glead­ers of the protest L.Bold, T.Ayur­saikhan, L.OyunEr­dene, J.Batzan­dan and Kh.Nyam­baatar for mak­ing po­lit­i­cal moves to gain pub­lic fa­vor by fight­ing against M.Enkhbold, whose rep­u­ta­tion has al­ready plum­meted amongst the pub­lic.

The lawyers said that if the five law­mak­ers re­ally wants to kick M.Enkhbold out, they can put for­ward a pro­posal to amend the Act of Par­lia­ment to in­clude a part to dis­miss the speaker with the ma­jor­ity vote, but they didn’t do that and they are just “pre­tend­ing to fight” against a “mon­ster” named M.Enkhbold.

The law­mak­ers lead­ing the protest say that amend­ing the Act of Par­lia­ment for the dis­missal of M.Enkhbold is a not good way not­ing that the process of the amend­ments will take a long time, sev­eral months or years.

They also sus­pect that the ma­jor­ity of the State Struc­ture Stand­ing Com­mit­tee sup­ports M.Enkhbold, which means the amend­ments will most likely not make it to par­lia­men­tary re­view.

...To­day we al­ready reached the time to break the strong and en­dur­ing wall

that pro­tects M.Enkhbold’s regime and in­jus­tice hurt­ing

the peo­ple...

Photo by e.KHARTSAGA

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Mongolia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.