Presidential Adviser on legal policy G.Ganzorig, Director of the President’s Office L.Batjav, Vice-Director of the Anti-Corruption Authority D.Sunduisuren, Consulting Teacher at the Police Academy S.Jantsan and Teacher J.Boldbaatar briefed journalists on draft amendments to the Criminal Law prepared by the President.
Stricter punishments for corruption are proposed. At present, corruption does not fall in the category of serious crimes and is thus covered by amnesty laws. Persons convicted of robbery or theft are sentenced to 15 years, while those guilty of massive embezzlement of Government money get only 5-year terms. The President thinks this is contrary to the basic principle of equality of all before the court.
The draft proposes that there will be no amnesty for anyone convicted on a charge of corruption. It also seeks to extend the period for which a convicted person cannot work in a high position from the present 2 years to 10.