S. Bayar spent the last 5 weeks going back and forth from London to Ulaan Baatar to cobble together a law in collusion with all political parties, to protect himself from investigation over off-shore accounts. The new law was ratified last week, shunted to the top of the queue and rubber stamped in a hurry. Is this the normal work of an ambassador?
Obviously there’s another agenda and purpose for his being in the UK. If you think he’s not fit for purpose to represent Mongolia and promote Mongolian, not self interests, the petition below is an opportunity for you to show it, as in any working democracy.
At a recent Chamber of Commerce event, Mongolia being a democracy was mentioned a lot, especially by Mr Bayar. Western investors like to put money into free countries. The proof that it really is will be by getting over 10,000 signatures on the various petitions! Mr Bayar will surely welcome such great evidence of Mongolia’s thriving democracy, to back up his words!
A gentleman from the Mongolian embassy delivered a carefully typed document saying how they hope the Laundry Movement doesn’t interfere with the day today workings of government. But he forgot to sign it! Nobody signed it…it’s a letter from no-one. They hide anonymously behind officialdom while truth shines out clearer than ever! Dishonest money stolen from the country must be returned! Mr Bayar must clear his name and stop pretending everything’s fine, It’s not fine. The only way normal business can be resumed with the UK is without Mr Bayar representing Mongolia!
This is important because it looks like US foreign policy is returning to previous disastrous form. This time there are far worse possible consequences. All the big hitters are involved. That’s why this ‘Assad attack’ has to be thoroughly investigated with all sides present, before any more reactive action. The media is creating a storm of emotion that could ride us all to hell. Time to stop and consider.
Some people don’t get upset about politicians off-shore accounts..they think there’s nothing wrong with having them..like private bank accounts or something. But the reason they are off-shore is so they can avoid the national laws and keep secret the money that has been stolen from their own country! These people don’t understand the connection between these accounts and the quality of their own lives going down. Why is there no money for public services, schools, roads, fighting pollution, not having to pay bribes, getting hungry children off the streets etc? Where is the money lent by IMF and World Bank to deal with all of that? In politician’s off shore accounts! If a thief steals your car and robs your house, you get angry. This is the exact same thing! It’s YOUR money in those accounts, gathering interest for personal greed, making the fat fatter, while the thin get ever thinner!
Open letter to the IMF 6th April 2017
This demonstration is about exposing off-shore accounts and shows that the people have reached a tipping point. Unless the recent past is faced up to properly, it’s hard to see a way forward for Mongolia .
The social conditions are not going to get better with the same people at the helm, government and opposition, colluding with each other. In this situation, self interest will always win over national interest.
Mr Bayar is key in this, because he represents the development of a culture of financial corruption that goes all the way down the pyramid of officialdom. The evidences for this are solid enough to ensure they will not simply go away. He needs to clear his name (or not) by investigation from a neutral body before Mongolia can move on. Four years of diplomatic immunity as Ambassador to the UK will only stagnate things further.
At the moment, the general perception among ordinary Mongolians is that any IMF money will just continue to feed the corruption, no matter how strict the conditions are. A forensic investigation into off-shore and other financial dealings however, will unravel layers of bad practice, bringing fresh air and fresh people, who can appreciate what is being done for their country by the international community.
I hope you will pardon my frank speaking, it’s out of concern for those homeless children on rubbish tips we spoke of and of course the next generations, who deserve to have something to be proud of about Mongolia, now and into the future.
World Culture Association
On the 31st March, the largest protest to take place in Mongolia since 2008 happened. Yet the UK Mongolia chamber of commerce daily news reported a few hundred people only. There were in fact 25 to 30,000 people. The AP report was written by someone with an obvious agenda to protect those people being named and shamed at the demo. Most prominent of these is Mr S. Bayar, the Godfather of Mongolian corruption, who has gained 4 years diplomatic immunity from pending investigations by being appointed Ambassador to the UK.
In the meantime, the law makers are busy changing the laws at home to protect his off- shore accounts, opened in the name of his daughters. At least 17 Billion US dollars has been stolen from Mongolian aid and investment money.
Why did the chamber not report the demonstration truthfully?
Because on Wednesday they want to woo British investors at a trade conference. However, these potential investors have a legal right to know the real risks involved. They might not be so keen if they knew large slices of their money will go into fat personal accounts. Maybe some won’t mind that but then they should consider how bad it will be for their business and credibility, when the frustrations and anger of the people is turned on them and their products.
Mr Bayar should go back. With these clouds hanging over him, he is not a fit representative for Mongolia. He says this is all ‘rumour’, ok then, go back and prove it, to the satisfaction of all the people.