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Nominees for IAAC director and deputy released

179 people nominated for directorial seat and 317 individuals for deputy's position

Nominees for IAAC director and deputy released
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In order to appoint the director and deputy director of the Independent Authority Against Corruption of Mongolia (IAAC), the Office of the President received nominees from the public through its website for a week between April 25 and May 1. According to the information provided by the President’s Office, a total of 6405 citizens casted their vote for the poll. A total of 6382 citizens nominated 179 people for the directorial seat and 5657 citizens nominated 317 individuals for the deputy director position. The President of Mongolia Battulga Khaltmaa will present the names of two nominees, who received the most vote, to the Parliament as candidates for the director and deputy director of the IAAC. The law states that the Head and the Deputy head of the IAAC shall be appointed for 6-year terms by the Parliament and must be nominated by the President of Mongolia.” The nominees must meet the following criteria: A candidate for the office of the head of the Anti-Corruption Agency shall have at least 15 years of prior government service, shall be at least 55 years of age, shall be a lawyer by profession, and shall possess relevant managerial and professional experience, and shall not have held a political position for at last 5 years; A candidate for the office of the Deputy head of the Anti-Corruption Agency, shall be a lawyer by profession, and shall have at least 10 years of government service, and shall have experience in undercover and investigative work; As such, some of the nominees on the list do not satisfy the criteria. In a statement released by the President’s Office, it was mentioned that the votes of those who did not write distinguishable names, address and content were excluded from valid votes, but were counted as voters.


list of 10 nominees with the highest vote:

• Davaa-Ochir Davaanyam, Head of Office of National Security Council

• Batsaikhan Janjaa, colonel and former Deputy Head of General Executive Agency of Court Decision

• Bilegt Bayanmunkh, former deputy Head of National Police Agency

• Uuganbayar Nergui, former Head of Criminal Police Department

• Tsogtbaatar Dashnamjil, Head of the Mongolian Federation of Politically Repressed

• Enkhtur Ulziibat, former Head of the National Police Agency

• Baasan Geleg, Head of Public Council of the IAAC

• Enkhbold Zandaakhuu, Head of the Presidential Staff • Jargalsaikhan Bazarsad, Director of Buyan LLC

• Purevbaatar Dashpurev, advocate

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Charter flight evacuates 171 Mongolians from Russia

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The Moscow-Ulaanbaatar charter flight landed at the Chinggis Khaan International Airport on May 26. According to the State Emergency Commission (SEC), 171 people arrived in Mongolia on the flight and will be isolated for 21 days at the National Center for Communicable Diseases (NCCD). The SEC has also decided to evacuate citizens through Altanbulag port on Tuesday and Wednesday. As of Monday, 11,275 people from 46 countries have applied to return to Mongolia. Specifically, about 2,000 citizens from the Republic of Korea, 1,270 from the United States, 906 from Australia, 560 from Kazakhstan, and 549 from India applied. The SEC had previously announced that it would operate a charter flight to India shortly. Moreover, four more patients have recovered from COVID-19 and were transferred into the next stage of isolation, bringing the total number of recoveries in Mongolia to 37, reported Director of the NCCD at a daily briefing of the Ministry of Health. The recovered patients received treatment for 42 to 43 days. Mongolia confirmed 141 cases of the COVID-19; of the 104 people being treated, 95 are in moderate condition and nine are in critical condition. On Monday, the NCCD reported that a COVID-19 had not been detected in 193 people tested at the NCCD and its affiliated laboratories.

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Constitutional court to conclude law on election on June 3

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The Constitutional Court of Mongolia will make a final decision on whether certain provisions of the Law on Parliamentary Elections violate the Constitution at its plenary session on June 3, 2020, according to the Constitutional Court’s Media and Public Relations Office. In line with the election law, Article 6.1 stipulates that a party registered with the Supreme Court prior to the announcement of an election eligible to participate in the parliamentary election and Article 28.3.1 of the same law provides that parties and coalitions must register with the Supreme Court before the deadline for expressing their participation in the election which means conflicting regulations are enshrined in this law. In this regard, the Constitutional court considered whether these provisions violated the Constitution and decided to suspend them in violation of the relevant provisions of the Constitution on April 22. Since the Parliament considered this conclusion unacceptable, the court is going to finalize the dispute in its plenary session. The Constitutional Court of Mongolia has also decided to postpone the May 27, 2020 mid-session at the request of the Cabinet’s proxy representative. The meeting was scheduled to negotiate whether some provisions of the law on procurement of goods, works and services with state and local funds offenses against the constitution.

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Fuel price lowers amid oil plunge

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  • AI-92 gasoline will be sold in Ulaanbaatar at MNT 1,320-1,400

The Mineral Resources and Petroleum Authority of Mongolia (MRPAM) held a press conference on fuel price. Concerning the Brent crude oil plunge in the global market, prices of A-80 type petroleum decreased by MNT 50, AI-92 by MNT 80-100, AI-95 petroleum decreased by 200 MNT, and diesel fuel price reduced by MNT 160 as of May 25.Government Resolution No. 114 specifies that the price of all types of fuel to be reduced by MNT 300-400 due to the fall in oil prices in foreign markets and that it will remain stable further, according to the spokesperson.To implement the resolution, we are working to keep the price of AI-92 type of petroleum stable for eight months. During this period, AI-92 will be available in Gobi-Altai and Zavkhan provinces at a price not exceeding MNT 1,670 per liter. In other words, AI-92 gasoline will be sold in Ulaanbaatar at MNT 1,320-1,400. Retail prices for petroleum and diesel fuel have been falling since yesterday and will be fixed, the spokesperson said. Mongolia has 39 days of oil reserves for normal consumption, the Mineral Resources and Petroleum Authority reported earlier this month. However, the domestic consumption of petroleum products is declining. Particularly, fuel importers state the reducing consumption of petroleum products due to export disruptions and difficulties in the mining sector. As of May 24, petroleum import has decreased by 20 percent and the import of diesel fuel by 32 percent, according to a preliminary report of the General Customs Administration.

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Mining expenditure may drop as companies cut costs

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  • Erdenes Tavan Tolgoi planned to sell 9.2 million tons of coal this year but reduced it by 30 percent to 6.2 million tons

The Turquoise Hill Resources (TRQ), an investor of Oyu Tolgoi (OT) reported that the Oyu Tolgoi underground mine project which was planned to cost USD 1.3 billion in 2020, contracted its spending to USD 1.1 billion mainly due to COVID-19 outbreak. It has also deteriorated open-pit cost from USD 120 million to up to USD 80 million. Oyu Tolgoi project made over 94 percent of foreign direct investment of Mongolia in the first quarter of the year. Petromatad, which has discovered an oil field in the Tamsag basin, has cut its employees’ salaries, reducing the earnings of all directors and senior managers by an average of 50 percent and the salaries of professional consultants by up to 45 percent since the second quarter. In the future, it is possible to cut additional costs depending on market conditions. Additionally, Tsairt Mineral LLC, the main exporter of zinc, has postponed construction work at the open pit this year. As a result, the company said, the plant's supply could be disrupted. The company announced that preparations for an underground mine that will create about 200 jobs have been delayed. Coal companies have also cut their export plans this year. For example, Erdenes Tavan Tolgoi planned to sell 9.2 million tons of coal this year but reduced it by 30 percent to 6.2 million tons.