Mongolians protest against corruption

Protesters in the capital of Mongolia. Photo:

Several thousand Mongolians on Thursday to protest against corruption in politics, braving temperatures that dropped below minus 20 degrees Celsius in the capital.

25,000 protesters focussed their anger on Mongolia’s parliamentary speaker, Enkhbold Miyegombo, and the two primary ruling parties, the Mongolian People’s Party and the Democratic Party.

There has been rising rage over a long-running corruption case related to accusation that Enkhbold and other political leaders had looked to raise 60 billion tugrik (18.21 million pounds) by selling off government post.

Enkhbold says it’s not true.

A cross-party group of statesman who are boycotting the parliament’s plenary meeting has signed a message demanding Enkhbold’s layoff.
The group, the Mongolian People’s Union, opposes the two primary parties, jointly know by the abbreviation MANAN.