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AKIPRESS.COM - The Mongolian Parliament's Judicial Standing Committee has backed an amendment of the criminal law.
At a meeting on January 10, the Judicial Standing Committee approved tightening of punishment for corruption and embezzlement offences.
Under the amendment, persons who give and accept bribes will both receive severe punishments.
The penalties for corruption offences are imprisonment, along with a fine and the confiscation of property.
According to the Transparency International, the world's watchdog on corruption, Mongolia scored 39 points out of 100 on the 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index.