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2019/01/21

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President’s chief of staff to lead Mongolian judokas

On Friday (11 January), the Mongolian Judo Association appointed Z.Enkhbold as its vice-president. Mr Z.Enkhbold, who is also chief of staff to Mongolian President Kh.Battulga, will lead the judo team at the Tokyo Olympics-2020.

Previously, Kh.Battulga was president of the Mongolian

Mongolian Parliament holds all night session

Following yesterday’s mass public demonstration on Sukhbaatar Square, the Mongolian parliament held an all-night session which started at 02.12 a.m. and was attended by 77.3 percent of the members. During Thursday’s session, MPs discussed the draft amendment of the Parliament

Second demonstration against Mongolian Speaker

Earlier today (10 January), the second demonstration was held at Sukhbaabar square, in the centre of Ulaanbaatar demanding the resignation of Mongolian Parliamentary Speaker M.Enkhbold. Police and security service officers were deployed for ensuring safety and preventing violence. Steel barriers

More calls to dissolve Mongolian parliament

Mongolia’s parliamentary crisis is continuing.  Activity in the State Great Khural (parliament) has been paralyzed for over a month due to a boycott by nearly 40 MPs protesting against Speaker M.Enkhbold, who is being accused of arrogance and blocking important

Prosecutor requests stripping Mongolian MPs of immunity

The State General Prosecutor’s Office of Mongolia has submitted a request for stripping four parliament members of immunity. According to one source, MP’s B.Undarmaa, G.Soltan, D.Damba-Ochir and L.Enkhbold are facing prosecuted over the ongoing scandal of the Small and Medium

Former Justice Minister arrested on corruption charges

Earlier today, Mongolia’s anti-corruption agency arrested former Justice Minister D.Dorligjav and his younger brother D.Baatar.  Law enforcement officers also searched the former minister’s home yesterday (7 January).

D.Dorligjav has been accused of obtaining USD 4 million by extortion from T.Ganbold, director

Mongolian Trade Representation to open in Tokyo

Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh during his official visit in Tokyo, has attended a Mongolia-Japanese business forum. Also present at the event were Mongolian delegates including Foreign Minister D.Tosgtbaatar as well as D.Sumiyabazar, Minister of Mining and Heavy Industries.

During the forum, the

Are Speaker M.Enkhbold’s days numbered?

Regular sessions of the Mongolian State Great Khural have been delayed several times due to a boycott by nearly 40 MPs protesting against Speaker of Parliament M.Enkhbold. The boycott activity started a month ago.

However, earlier today, (4 January), the cabinet