Twenty-two MPs announce readiness to refuse of their full powers

Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/ In regard with recent embezzlement scandal around the Small and Medium Enterprise Development Fund, 22 MPs announced that they are documenting a letter which expresses their readiness to refuse of their full powers, and started collecting signatures of MPs.

Today, eight MPs including J.Bat-Erdene, N.Nomtoibayar and L.Enkh-Amgalan reported press about it. In the beginning of the press conference, MP J.Bat-Erdene said, “We are very critical towards the incidents that MPs and members of government received loans from SME Development Fund, which has actual impact on creating jobs and reducing poverty. Regarding the Fund’s matter, we, 22 MPs, have signed an official letter to make an initiative to undergo investigation of legal organizations by refusing of our full powers of Member of Parliament. We are calling for all MPs to sign this letter. After having signatures, we will submit it to the Parliament’s Subcommittee on Ethics.”

Asked whether MPs whose associated companies allegedly received loans from the fund have signed the letter or not, MP J.Bat-Erdene replied, “Currently, MPs who connected with the scandal have not signed. We will keep calling all MPs to sign the letter.”