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Thursday, 02 February 2023 12:19 GMT

Mongolian PM: Stolen coal is worldwide problem

(MENAFN) The reports about stolen coal in Mongolia are a public issue and it will be resolved in “a timelier manner,” the nation’s premier has stated due to large-scale demonstration in the capital Ulaanbaatar over the earlier two days.

"I supported the young people who expressed their opinions. This is a public issue, so it will be resolved in a timelier manner. The government is making contacts with the Chinese side. The issue is much bigger than the Oyu Tolgoi, Erdenet Industry, and the Development Bank,” Luvsannamsrain Oyun-Erdene stated late on Monday, as reported by state news agency Montsame.

On the demonstrations on Dec. 4-5, the premier declared law enforcement agencies are running a large-scale scrutiny to resolve the problem.

“At the same time, looking at yesterday's demonstration, people involved in the coal issue tried to politicize the rally and divert it. Therefore, people should be on the alert in this regard,” Oyun-Erdene added.

Political groups, he said, have increased the issue of the necessity to alter the nation’s political system.

“The competence of our country's parliament has decreased. Instead, influencers with large followings are leading citizens.

“But the parliament is a small people. Within this understanding, citizens should see those parliamentarians as my representatives. Parliament should be recognized by the people, protect the rights of the people, and represent the differences between the urban and the rural areas.
But today, there is a big difference between the parliament and ordinary citizens,” he also claimed.


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