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Former Mongolian FM returned to detention center

The former finance minister S. Bayartsogt, who is being investigated for alleged corruption is back in custody. On Wednesday, following a request from the prosecutor, three district courts in Ulaanbaatar jointly made the decision to put Bayartsogt into custody for

New Mayor of Ulaanbaatar selected

Late last year, the Executive Committee of the Mongolian People’s Party (MPP) decided to dismiss Su.Batbold, Mayor of Ulaanbaatar from the post before his term ends in two years; as a result the capital has been without a mayor for

Foreign Minister requests three new ambassadorial nominees

The appointment of the Mongolian ambassadors to Thailand, Australia and South Korea has been pending for over a year-and-a-half. Both the cabinet and the State Great Khural (parliament) have appointed N.Chimguundari as ambassador to Thailand, G.Tenger to Australia and B.Khurts

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