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Fake diploma holders infiltrate civil service


Trans. by D.SERGELEN Making and using fake diplomas has become popular in Mongolia. Would you believe that holders of these fake diplomas have been recruited for civil service? It’s an unfortunate recent development and the people who generate fake diplomas always seem to escape responsibility. Based on information discovered by Unuudur, it is clear that [...]

September 18th, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Necessary steps and deficiency in governance


Mongolia recently hosted high-level visits from our two neighboring countries. In terms of significance and timing, there was a lot to swallow and digest as the presidents of Mongolia’s eternal neighbors visited us with a short window of time between the two visits. President Xi Jinping’s visit and the speech he gave will be important [...]

September 14th, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Regaining Credibility

Institute of National Strategy article series Mongolia’s ability to attract third neighbor investors and financiers to support funding of it’s huge development agenda has deteriorated. Providers of capital are seeking answers to two basic questions while considering lending or investing in Mongolia. 1. Is the Government of Mongolia supportive of an empowered private sector and [...]

September 14th, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Cabinet reshuffle in the Government for Change

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Trans. by D.SERGELEN The head of the ‘New Government for Changes’, N.Altankhuyag, informed the public that he is going to reshuffle his Cabinet. This announcement pleased a lot of people. The reshuffling will cover several ministerial positions and will lead to strong competition among the factions in the Democratic Party. They might already be planning [...]

September 11th, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Where does the Trade Union’s money go?


Trans. by B.DULGUUN The Confederation of Mongolian Trade Unions (CMTU) is the only organization that extorts money from taxpayers, besides the state. CMTU has 22 trade unions that regionalize the provinces and the capital, and 14 branch associations classified by profession. The organization was founded in 1927 as the Central Council of Mongolian Trade Unions [...]

September 9th, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Who does the State Specialized Inspection Agency work for?


Trans. by D.SERGELEN The mission of the State Specialized Inspection Agency (SSIA) is “Enforcing law and ordinances in Mongolian territory and supporting a comfortable environment for people, society’s sustainable development and business, and creating conditions to live in a secure environment and consume healthy food.” The State Specialized Inspection Agency recently examined factories using food [...]

September 9th, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Excess amounts of sugar can be harmful


Trans. by D.SERGELEN Mongolian produced baked goods taste extremely sweet, don’t they? Mothers prefer beverages and juices low in sugar for their children to avoid tooth decay and some stores have small sections for sugar-free food. But no one cares about sugar content in baked goods. The Deputy Minister of Health, J.Amarsanaa, appealed to domestic [...]

September 5th, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Recovering UB’s lost kindergartens


Trans. by B.DULGUUN Five days have passed since the start of the new academic year but competition for limited kindergarten enrollment continues to be a sensitive topic. Many mothers gossip about having to bribe kindergarten principals or directly speak with teachers to register their children for kindergarten. Some even mention complaining to the Ministry of [...]

September 5th, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

How did Mongolia’s business community view the state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping?


By B.Zulbayar August has been a very busy month for Mongolia, with a number of high profile delegations visiting from abroad, marking the 75th anniversary of the Khalhiin Gol victory, and, more importantly, the historic two-day state visit by President Xi Jinping of China. The state visit, which occurred on the 65th anniversary of the [...]

September 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Caesarean section in Mongolia

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By S.Gandul Trans. by D.SERGELEN Chimgee (name changed for privacy) is 34 and the mother of two children. Her first child was born when she was 28. Even though she did not face difficulty giving birth naturally, she underwent caesarean section (c-section) for her first pregnancy, according to her wishes and her doctor’s advice. The [...]

September 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

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