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 .
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
A demonstration was held in Ulaan Baatar on 31st March, to protest politician’s personal off shore assetts of at least $US 17 Billion. Social conditions are decaying in Mongolia and people have to get money from Korean loan sharks for food, while a few individuals have more wealth than the entire country. This has forced Mongolians into action, as they realize that the life blood is being sucked out of their country by their elected officials past and present. They demanded that proper investigations be conducted and the stolen money returned.
A first step would be to recall Mr S Bayar from his ridiculous appointment as ambassador to the UK, check his daughter’s off shore accounts and demand explanations for his trading in luxury mansions around the world.
According to Associated Press and the official version there were a few hundred people present in the square. Eye witness versions count well over 25,000. No National TV was there to cover the biggest rally in Mongolia since 2008.
The atmosphere was peaceful and calm, showing the quiet determination of the people to take their country back by due process, giving no opportunity for the corrupt government to use strong-arm tactics against them.
The campaign continues to get the Mongolian government to reconsider their appointment of Mr S. Bayar as Ambassador to the UK. How can he be a good representative, with an enquiry into his alleged money laundering, backed up by considerable circumstantial and investigative evidence, on hold, plus the pending investigation into the fatal shooting of 5 peaceful demonstrators in 2008, during his tenure as Prime Minister. Four year’s diplomatic immunity might suit him very well but what good will it do Mongolia? A forward looking country doesn’t need a lame duck Ambassador to one of the leading developed nations. A petition to have him removed has gained over 1000 signatures. The Mongolian people don’t want him here, the British diplomatic community don’t need him either.
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