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Please don’t leave children locked at home

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Trans. by B.DULGUUN Every month, 15 children in Mongolia die because they don’t attend kindergartens and are left home without supervision, according to a Parliament member. This figure is too big for Mongolia’s relatively small population. A family nearly lost a precious child on International Day for Families, on May 15. A passerby noticed a [...]

May 21st, 2015 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

New force that instills faith

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The Khugjil Khun (Human Development) Club announced their intention to become a political party just before the Lunar New Year celebrations this year. By organizing a conference named “National Development – Mongolia’s Goal” on April 28, the club explained what they see as the main objective of Mongolia’s development. By the beginning of May, the [...]

May 19th, 2015 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Bygone glory days and brewing frustration

By B.KHASH-ERDENE Mongolia is bracing for the worst, with projected economic growth of 4.4 percent in the upcoming year’s state budget, as opposed to the roaring 17.5 percent economic growth which topped the world in 2011. Parliament discussed the 2016 state budget and projections for the 2017-2018 state budget on Thursday. The state budget is [...]

May 19th, 2015 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Inclusive growth: Vital for Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development

By Dr. Shamshad Akhtar The level of global debate about sustainable development is reaching new heights as the United Nations gears up for member states to negotiate the post-2015 development agenda at a landmark summit to be convened by the General Assembly in September. Amid these debates, it is vital that we keep in view [...]

May 14th, 2015 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Planted trees wasting away

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Trans. by B.NARANTUYA A national day of tree planting happened several days ago. Mongolians have started to plant different types of trees lately, which is a good thing. Community tree planting started over ten years ago, and the declaration of a day dedicated to planting trees was announced over five years ago. A lot of [...]

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

Monkey business: Heating

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Heating is turned on in the autumn, just before you freeze to death. Then, it is turned off in the spring when you are struggling because of the heat. Having given smart excuses, such as the multi-year average temperature, the government decides when you should feel cold or hot. You do not have the choice [...]

May 11th, 2015 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Unwritten employment and hiring principles

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By E.OYUNDARI What is higher education needed for? Does higher education help one get employed for higher ranking positions? Nowadays, the social status of a person is determined by the work they do and the money they earn. Badral has been looking for a job for a whole year. He applies for jobs announced in [...]

May 7th, 2015 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Fight for Freedom of the Press

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By B.KHASH-ERDENE The draft of the National Program for Fighting Corruption and Strengthening Accountability and Justice, set to be discussed by Parliament, has received waves of criticism for posing threats to Mongolia’s press freedom. President of the Mongolian Journalists’ Union B.Galaarid said that the draft includes restrictions that “require attention and caution” and that he [...]

May 7th, 2015 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

B.Galaarid: Digital journalism is the future of journalism

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Trans. by B.DULGUUN The very first Mongolian Forum on Digital Journalism was organized by the Mongolian Journalists’ Union at the Government Palace of Mongolia, on May 1, in advance of World Press Freedom Day. The forum was successfully organized with over 800 participants from various media outlets, universities and top businesses in Mongolia. The highlight [...]

May 5th, 2015 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Divisive episodes around Tavan Tolgoi

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Opinions are divided over how and with whom the Tavan Tolgoi coal mine should be operated. This difference in opinions can now be seen within the government and among the people. The government made a decision to grant the right to extract, process, transport, and sell the coal to a consortium of Mongolia’s Energy Resources, [...]

May 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

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