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What kind of political party are Mongolians missing?

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A detailed survery on public perception and attitude towards Mongolia’s economic, business, and political environment was carried out by Sant Maral Foundation in November, 2014. Half of the survey respondents believed that Mongolia was on the wrong track, whereas one-third thought that we were heading to the right direction. Also, the biggest obstacle facing Mongolia [...]

March 1st, 2015 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Massive wealth and struggling refugees

By Paul Sullivan Georgetown University A recent report by the British Organization Oxfam points out that the wealth of the world is increasingly being held by the richest of the rich. The top one percent now own about 48 percent of the wealth in the world. Before the Great Recession in 2007 to 2010, the [...]

March 1st, 2015 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Mongolian-Russian school exemplifies quality education


Trans. by B.ODONTUYA I can’t deny that I had a feeling of envy when I visited the clean, cozy, and well organized Mongolian-Russian School No. 3. The pupils of the school speaking Russian as if they were native speakers and the comfortable school environment made me feel like I was not in Mongolia. School No. [...]

February 26th, 2015 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Kapla and Mongolia: Whose game is this case that has violated human rights?

By G.Zandanshatar, former Member of the Mongolian Parliament and former Minister of Foreign Affairs Lately, websites have been screaming loudly that freedom and human rights are being violated in Mongolia for both foreigners and local people. Those who run businesses are especially concerned, and live and work in constant fear. It is accurate to say [...]

February 25th, 2015 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Democratic Values of Mongolia

By MP L.Bold The following is the transcript of a speech given by MP L.Bold, head of the Mongolia-Germany Inter-Parliamentary Group, at the group’s 10th Assembly. Distinguished Colleagues,  Democracy in Mongolia had its 25th anniversary – a celebrated and retrospective whole year. Any person, or any country, is driven by reason, aspiration, and courage to [...]

February 24th, 2015 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

‘Buudai’ Burmaa

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Twelve years ago the parliament issued the 23rd resolution to approve the government’s policy on food and agriculture. The goal of this policy was to bring about intensive development in agriculture and it was aimed at creating a favorable economic and business environment; improving industry efficiency and capacity; ensuring sustainable development in animal husbandry, food, [...]

February 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Narcotics laws must be implemented


Trans. by B.NARANTUYA “My son uses narcotics. He is only 14 years old. Please help us,” say many parents. There are 36 Mongolian citizens who have been arrested abroad on narcotics charges, and four of them have been sentenced to execution while nine of them have been jailed without terms of release. There are many [...]

February 13th, 2015 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Parents outraged by changes to health education in public schools

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Trans. by B.DULGUUN Lately, rumors about the removal of health education from the general education curriculum and turning it into a biology subclass have been spreading, enraging parents, doctors, and other experts in the health sector. The Ministry of Education has spoken about this rumor. They explained, “A separate class for health education isn’t included [...]

February 13th, 2015 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Dispute over 17.5 billion MNT


Trans. by B.DULGUUN Five members of Parliament submitted a draft resolution calling for the resignation of Cabinet Secretariat S.Bayartsogt for alleged embezzlement of public funds last Friday. This is the first draft resolution demanding for someone’s dismissal received by the two month old Ch.Saikhabileg government. MPs S.Ganbaatar, Kh.Bolorchuluun, Ts.Davaasuren, G.Uyanga, and L.Tsogt stated, “Under the [...]

February 12th, 2015 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Fragile Mongolia


By B.KHASH-ERDENE The recent outrage in international media directed at Mongolia, sparked by the imprisonment of former SouthGobi Sands (SGS) employees for tax evasion, is proving just how fragile Mongolia’s business reputation is. After Mongolia jailed U.S. citizen Justin Kapla and Philippine nationals Hilarion Cajucom Jr. and Cristobal David on January 30, international media giants [...]

February 12th, 2015 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

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