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MNB cancels Jargal De Facto’s show after interview with J.Amarsanaa

By M.OYUNGEREL

The Mongolian National Broadcaster (MNB) cancelled D.Jargalsaikhan’s interview show on Mongoliin Medee (MM), a branch of MNB, after he interviewed with former head of the Constitutional Court J.Amarsanaa.
D.Jargalsaikhan, commonly known as Jargal De Facto, hosted interviews on NTV, MNB, and Eagle TV for over two years and his contracts with NTV and Eagle TV ended this year. Recently, his interviews were being aired on MM, which launched on January 11. D.Jargalsaikhan interviewed J.Amarsanaa on February 22, and MM reportedly informed him that they could no longer air his show on their channel on the next evening. MNB did not specify the reason for the cancellation of his show.
Parliament approved the dismissal of J.Amarsanaa on January 27, as he has previously allegedly made a ruling based on a law that hadn’t been approved yet, violating the Constitution and the Law on the Policies of Cabinet Session Meeting.
On January 28, J.Amarsanaa held a press conference arguing that it was illegal for Parliament to dismiss him since “the Law on the Constitutional Court states that only the nine members of the court have the rights to submit a request to dismiss another judge.”
J.Amarsanaa was elected into the Constitutional Court by the Supreme Court.
“If the Supreme Court approves the decision, Parliament discuss it,” said J.Amarsanaa.
Speaker of Parliament Z.Enkhbold submitted a letter regarding J.Amarsanaa’s dismissal to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court approved the Speaker’s request, and 35 out of the 44 Parliament members who attended the irregular parliamentary session on February 19 voted for his dismissal, concluding the debate that began in the fall parliamentary session.
The Mongolian People’s Party and the Democratic Party still have opposing views on whether J.Amarsanaa’s dismissal was lawful.

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1 Comment for “MNB cancels Jargal De Facto’s show after interview with J.Amarsanaa”

  1. So much for Freedom of the Press.
    Where do we find the Real Story?

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