THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF MONGOLIA, PRESS AND MEDIA DEPARTMENT

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2017-12-08




President pledges his support for initiative to announce 2018 “A Year of Exposing Corruption and Protecting Witnesses, Informants and Whistleblowers”



A discussion titled “Corruption is not force-majeure” was held today in the Citizens’ Chamber under the President of Mongolia. President Khaltmaagiin Battulga delivered a speech at the discussion. Present were, representatives of the Parliamentary Standing committee on Justice, State Great Khural (Parliament)’s Special Control Commission, the Cabinet, General Commission of Court, the Supreme Court, Independent Agency Against Corruption, National institute of Forensic Studies, General Authority for Execution of Court Decisions, General Police Department, Municipal Administration, as well as civil societies corruption witnesses and informants.

The President stressed in his speech, according to a report from the Independent Agency Against Corruption (IAAC), MNT 65.3 billion worth damage was done due to corruption and other white-collar crimes within this year, as of November 2017. “This is a data collected only until November. In under a period of just one year or less, corruption resulted in such damage. The amount has been calculated based only on the uncovered cases. Actual damage, caused by the unrevealed cases of corruption, might be a lot more critical than this,” he said.

An initiative to announce 2018 “A Year of Exposing Corruption and Protecting Witnesses, Informants and Whistleblowers” was approved at the end of the discussion. President Battulga pledged his full support for the initiative.