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Ex Spy-Chief released on bail

Ulaanbaatar’s Chingeltei District Court decided today (23 May) to release B.Khurts, the controversial former director of Mongolian’s General Intelligence Agency (GIA)  on bail. He has been detained by the Criminal Police Department over the ongoing ‘torture to confess’ investigation. B.Khurts

Death in Mongolia’s State Palace

Former Mongolian lawmaker G.Batkhuu, also former Deputy Chair of Democratic Party, was found dead in Mongolia’s most important building, the State Palace, on Friday (17 May). According to one source, G.Batkhuu was discovered by a security guard with an apparently

Cabinet approves 7 new Mongolian Ambassadors

Earlier today (17 May) the cabinet approved the appointment of 7 new ambassadors. In accordance with procedure, the list must be approved by the president.

The proposed new ambassadors are as follows;

-B.Dorj to be appointed as Mongolian ambassador to Poland.

-J.Sereenjav to

President vetoes new tax laws

President of Mongolia Kh.Battulga has put a veto on the General Taxation Law, the Law on Corporate Income Tax, the Law on Personal Income Tax and accompanying adopted related legislation. The laws were adopted by parliament on 22 March 2019,

Tortured to Confess Scandal: Former spy-chief to stay in detention

The Chingeltei District Court decided today (8 May) to extend the detention of B.Khurts, the controversial former director of Mongolian’s General Intelligence Agency (GIA) for a further 15 days at the request of the prosecutors. He has been detained by

Top US biopharmaceutical company meets Mongolian President

Liver-disease is an extremely serious problem in Mongolia; it was for this reason President Kh.Battulga met representatives of US-based Eiger BioPharmaceuticals Inc. which has been providing effective solutions in the country. Among the group meeting the head-of-state were David A.

The Khentii by-election – nominations submitted

Mongolia will hold a by-election in Khentii Province after the MP resigned. The election will be held on 30 June.

Earlier today, a total of nine parties, including the Democratic Party, Mongolian People’s Party, the Mongolian People’s Revolutionary Party and National

Democratic Party Exodus – 100 members leave

‘MANAN’, meaning ‘fog’ in Mongolian is the name given to public-dissatisfaction with the creeping malaise in national politics. Characterised by corruption, cronyism and self-seeking, MANAN is a phenomenon affecting both leading parties. Many consider there is now no fundamental difference