19 May 2012. D. Batkhuyag, former chairman of the Mongolian
Mineral Resources Authority and an advisor to Prime Minister
Sukhbaatar Batbold, has been arrested on corruption charges,
local media reported Wednesday.
Batkhuyag is being held in a detention centre and investigated
for abuse of power and corruption in issuance of mining permits.
The Ulan Bator office of South Gobi Sands, a mining company
controlled by Canada’s Ivanhoe Mines, has been sealed off Monday
in relation to the corruption investigation.