Former Mongolian PM sentenced to 5 years in prison for corruption

By | July 24, 2020
Former Mongolian PM sentenced to 5 years in prison for corruption

The former prime minister is accused of abusing his authority in the conclusion of an investment agreement on the Oyu Tolgoi field project.
In Mongolia, former Prime Minister Sanjiin Bayar was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment for abuse of office. This is reported by Xinhua on Saturday, July 25.

Former Mongolian Prime Minister Sanjiin Bayar was found guilty of corruption and sentenced to five years in prison for abuse of office in the adoption of an investment agreement on the Oyu Tolgoi field project. The relevant decision was made at a hearing of the Bayanzarh district court in Ulan Bator,” the statement said.

Bayar was prime minister of Mongolia from 2007-2009. In 2009, he entered into an investment agreement to develop the Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold mine with the Anglo-Australian mining company Rio Tinto Group.

Earlier, the president of Mongolia was sent for quarantine. The head of state and his entourage spent two weeks in isolation.

It was also reported that the President of Mongolia gave China 30,000 sheep as support at the beginning of the pandemic.

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