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We don’t have roads and squares for people with disabilities

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Trans. by D.SERGELEN  The Human Rights Commission evaluated the living conditions of people with disabilities in Mongolia.  Although there are 117,000 disabled people living in Mongolia, out of which over 28,000 are children, special public resources and pedestrian crossings with sensors have not yet been built for their use. A significant factor in the high [...]

October 28th, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Problematic Narcotic and Psychotropic Substances Act lands pharmacists in court

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-Dozens of pharmacists investigated for trading sedatives- Trans. by B.DULGUUN Daily News was contacted about pharmacists going to court for selling the psychotropic drug Luminal, after an article was published about children suffering negative side effects, leading to a ban on Luminal production. Luminal is commonly used as a sedative, hypnotic, and anticonvulsant, but pharmacists [...]

October 28th, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

On a rudderless ship

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American Nobel Laureate of Russian descent, Vasiliy Leontiev once compared the market economy to a ship, with government regulation as a rudder and human initiative and activity as the sails. If so, then 20 years after choosing the path of a market economy, Mongolia has lost its rudder and is now like a little ship [...]

October 26th, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Minister of Health reviews Ebola preparedness during ‘30 Minutes with the Prime Minister’

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Trans. by D.SERGELEN The Minister of Health, N.Udval, spoke at the “30 Minutes with the Prime Minister” about what measures are being taken in Mongolia to address the global spread of the Ebola virus. She said that over 10,000 cases of Ebola have been reported in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Senegal, Spain and the [...]

October 26th, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

State officials are playing with the budget

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Trans. by D.SERGELEN The Mongolian National Audit Office examined state budget spending in 2013. The examination showed that state officials were exceeding the budget amount to be spent on international assignments. The Democratic Party took most the seats during the last election and established its government. At that time, the Prime Minister said that he [...]

October 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Where are the men?

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Trans. by B.NARANTUYA They can be found nowhere on the campuses, service shops, and in the education and healthcare fields, or press and media organizations. A few of them can be seen at Narantuul Market. Where are they? The population of Mongolia is 2.9 million, of which 1.4 million are men. According to this ratio, [...]

October 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Inclusive economic growth

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We Mongolians have translated the phrase “inclusive economic growth” to mean accessible, wide, involved, and inclusive economic growth, and make use of it when discussing economic and social government policies. As it means equal opportunity for representatives from all levels of society to participate in economic growth, it is more appropriate to call it inclusive [...]

October 20th, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Game changers for Mongolia?

By Paul Sullivan, Georgetown University While preparing for a class I am teaching on economic growth and productivity, I read a very interesting document by the McKinsey Global Institute. What this very good document points out is that there is real hope for significant improvements in the U.S. economy by energy development, increased exports, development [...]

October 20th, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Comprehensive labor market database launches

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Many people are unemployed due to the educational system ill preparing workforce Trans. by D.SERGELEN The Labor Exchange Central Office has informed that they have launched a unified database of the labor market on October 2. The new system features the ability to give social insurance payment information and show a history of work experience [...]

October 12th, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

The story of Nauru: the road from heaven to hell

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Minister of Finance David Aideang of Nauru, which was once considered to be the wealthiest country in the world, announced that the country could no longer make payroll for government employees, schools and hospitals because they are closing down and they are no longer able to supply everyday goods. In 1995 the Government of Nauru [...]

October 12th, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

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  • Gurpreet India: The post is not about Nauru in particular but about resource rich countries and how to use the resources in the country...
  • Gurpreet: The article is not about the character of men in Mongolia. Perhaps it is about the circumstances that men are facing in the...
  • Zaya: This is so mean and poor article, full of pessimistic opinion about men. In my perception, the writer is just trying to blame the...
  • Nauruan: Your post is a totall b***shit, at least the people of Nauru don’t die of Guns Rapist Thieves & Hunger I assume...
  • haber: I couldn’t resist commenting. Very well written!