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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Tough Mongols

We Mongols are born to be tough. And very talented. I mean it. We can adapt to various conditions or situations very fast and without any complications. Our IQ is very high and our body is tough. 
This time I will produce 2 stories related to our physical strength and toughness. Next time we will talk about our smart brain.

The various Mongolian tribes roamed once upon a time in Asia and when they were united, the world was in trouble. Back at times when the sheer physical strength was the main factor in deciding of conflicts and wars, the Mongols used their advantage to reach the goal to rule the then-known world. A weak and dumb people wouldn't be able to conquer the half of the world, would they? Put aside the question whether it was right or humane what they did, or not, and try to understand my point. Besides, the world has not seen any humane occupier, yet. I think there will not be any.

Story 1.

American Marines are famous for their physical strength and readiness. A special program for the physical training of soldiers in the US Marine Corps is called the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program. 

Mongolian soldiers in Afghanistan


However, Mongolian soldiers were much stronger and tougher than American Marines. The servicemen of the Mongolian Peacekeeping Contingent in Afganistan were the strongest ones in 2016. Note that at that time along with the Mongols and Americans, more than 2000 soldiers from more than 20 countries were serving there.

Mongol soldiers in Afghanistan


In 2016, an annual march competition was held in Afghanistan among the army units of these nations. In this tournament where physical toughness is tested,  teams each of which consisted of only two soldiers compete.
The tasks were to determine the physical fitness of the soldiers.
First, they must run 5 km (3.1miles), then pull up on the bar 60 times, immediately do 230 push-ups. Then, run again 5 km carrying 16 kg (35 lbs) load, following 60 pull-ups and 230 push-ups, and run again another 5 km to the finish.

According to the participants, the most important thing for success is speed and endurance. Nine Mongolian teams participated in that annual march competition and at the end, they occupied almost all places from the 1st to the 9th. Only one team represented the US Marine Corps took the 8th place. Participants from other countries did not even finish. 
One of the US Marines tweeted later, "Mongols! You did it! Amazing!" 

Story 2. 

The prestigious march competition (International military tactical games of Moenchengladbach) took place this year in North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany). It is an annual competition held since 1983.
34 teams from the US, UK, France, Holland, Estonia, Poland and Mongolia took part this time. 

The teams had to run a distance of 14 km (8.7 miles), practiced shooting, overcame physical and water obstacles, patrolled, passed mine strips, ambushed, extinguished a fire and provided medical help to the wounded. In addition, the teams each with 4 people were to answer questions about the military-political security of the world. 

Mongol officers in Germany


Mongolian servicemen have proved again that they are physically fit and intellectually developed. The Mongolian team reached the finish in its entirety, taking the 1 st place and the cup in the category of the International military contingent. 

p.s. These two stories were reported by Maidar  Sosorbaram and posted on www.asiarussia.ru.

Monday, June 19, 2017

"Kazakh" Chinggis Khaan?

Genealogy scheme of Kazakh khans, on top portrayed Chinggis khaan
In one of the previous posts in this blog, an issue was  addressed  about  an ongoing attempt to display Chinggis Khaan (known in the west as Genghis Khan) as their own, by other nations, namely the Chinese and the Kazakhs.
While the Chinese keep pressing the idea that Chinggis Khaan and other Mongol kings were "Chinese" Mongol Khans  because Mongolia was part of China always, now they have a very active rival, the Kazakhs. By the Chinese claim the modern Mongolia is considered as a "lost" territory of China and many still thinks they should get it back. More you can read HERE

Now, the Kazakhs are competing fiercely with the Chinese in this "claim contest". And they doing it with full speed. By the amount of the work different kinds (movies, propaganda , books, policy) and the time  spent so far, they achieved in a short time very successful results at home and made believe every Kazakh citizen that Chinggis Khaan was indeed a Kazakh. Probably now they are thinking  about going "globally" with their fabrication, like the Chinese do, and want to make the whole world  believe in their "theory."

In comparison to the Chinese, the Kazakhs are indeed more "related" to the  Mongols and this is proven by modern science which deals with genetics. In THIS post you can read about genetics and Mongolian genetic group. The so called Haplogroup C3 is the DNA of the Mongolian people. The Chinese belong to Haplogroup F but not C as we do. But with up to 60% of C3, the Kazakhs have the highest  percentage of C3 among other Asian nations, thus making them "blood related" to the Mongols. But the question of how come they have such a high percentage of C3 is being not answered by Kazakhs scientists and historians properly as expected. Instead, they committed  to write the history of Kazakh people anew, by having Chinggis Khaan as their national hero.  As relatively new country , one could understand that history writing is a difficult and complex issue, but stealing  and distorting other nation's history, in this case Mongolia's, and misrepresenting  own history by making it up is unacceptable and shameful action on Kazakhstan's part. So there is not much to expect, let alone any truth, from Kazakhstan's "historians" and the government itself.

Russian President Putin had once jokingly  called Nazarbayev (Kazakhstan's President) a man who is struggling to build a statehood on a territory where there has never been a state. The very first question would be "Where these Kazakh people came from?". There was no such tribe or even a domain with a name "Kazakh" back in 13th century when Mongol tribes were united under Chinggis Khaan forming the Mongol Empire. Chinggis Khaan's unification was not easy. The historical source about Mongols called "The Secret History of Mongolia" tells all about how he has became a Grand King fighting each one of the tribes to subdue. Among the many Mongol tribes, each one  with own territory and suzerain,  there were names like Naiman, Merged  and Khereid. Some chiefs from these tribes which were subdued by Chinggis Khaan (then under his real name- Temuujin) were not happy and so they fled westwards with their people. They  settled down in a foreign territory controlled by different khanats of Kipchaks and Cumans.  

Kipchak and Cumans were nomadic turkic people of Euroasian steppe. They were also known as Polovtsy as Russians call them. Between them, Russians, Hungarians and Poles were lots of conflicts back in times until Mongols invaded those territories and ruled there for 260 years. The Mongolian khanate established there was called "Golden horde" ("Altan ordiin uls" in Mongolian) , a northwestern section of the Mongol Empire. Batu Khaan (Grandson of Chinggis Khaan) is the founder of Golden Horde. Chinggis Khaan divided his Empire amongst his 4 sons and his eldest son Zuchi (aka Jochi) got the westernmost lands which included modern-day southern Russia and Kazakhstan. Since Jochi died  before his father (Chinggis Khaan) , these lands  were given   to Jochi's son -Batu Khaan.
At the end Golden Horde collapsed and many independent khanates were formed. The two biggest remnants were the Kazakh khanate and Crimean khanate. So the Kazakh khanate was located roughly on the territory of modern-day Kazakhstan. And the people are of Kipchak/Cuman and Mongol origin since Mongols were also part of the population as a result of the occupation and settlement of the Mongols earlier. Remember the migration of some Mongol tribes' people after they were defeated by Chinggis Khaan during the formation of Mongol Empire?

So that should explain how the Kazakhs got the DNA with 60% of  C3 group. It was a mix of all ethnicity presented in those times, but Mongol "involvement"   was probably dominant hence the high percentage of Mongol blood. In another words,  those who were closer related  to the Mongols or mixed with them might have stayed "home" while others with less Mongol blood but with more Caucasian moved away from what we call Kazakhstan today. Of course there are many people with less Mongol blood, namely the descendants of Kipchak and Cuman, and others, with different shapes and look. So 200 plus years of occupation must have left some traces in those regions and resulted  in forming certain group of people like Kazakhs.

Now let's see what happens in Kazakhstan today, with all that propaganda I mentioned in the beginning.

1. Propaganda campaign is being carried out with such an effort to brainwash everyone, saying that Chinggis Khaan was a Kazakh and Kazakhs are descendants of Chinggis Khaan and his son Zuchi (Jochi). As we know, Zuchi was named as the suzerain of Golden Horde, and when Golden Horde ceased to exist, Kazakh khanate and other khanates emerged. Kazakhs left Mongol rule and declared independence. Here is the puzzling question:  If the Kazakhs believed  that Chinggis Khaan and Zuchi Khaan were their ancestors, why would they oppose their rule and seek independence? Shouldn't they be supportive and maybe helpful   to expand the Empire  instead of destroying it? Were all sons and grandsons of Chinggis Khaan  not their (Kazakhs') "relatives" as they claim? If so why fight them?
The answer is simple: The ancestry of today's Kazakh people didn't think so. Even the Mongols ruled in those regions, including modern-day Kazakhstan, for a long term , with many personas of  different background on top, locals have always opposed the occupiers as usual and consider them as invaders. But the modern-day Kazakhs needed an unique and impressive history to create a national pride and nationalism. For that reason they needed a well-known person and they chose Chinggis Khaan. The fact that the rulers were of Chinggis' descent and that there were many settlers from 3 particular tribes (Khereit, Naiman, Merged) joined the locals and mixed with the local population , does not justify their made-up claim. Note that these 3 tribes were Mongol tribes.

2. There are many Kazakh people (minority of Mongolia's population) living in western region of Mongolia. Their origin is  Xinjiang Uighur , now China's autonomous region. They started coming over to Mongolia in 1920's in smaller numbers, crossing the border,  but in 1930's their numbers increased so that the Mongolian government issued a special order to give them a land to settle down. A separate province for those new settlers was established in western Mongolia. After  Kazakhstan as independent state was created after Soviet-union collapsed, many of them moved  to Kazakhstan.
Now the Kazakhs in Kazakhstan urge those in Mongolia not to move to Kazakhstan but stay there because those  lands belong to Kazakhs! They say, don't move away because our ancestors have lived there.  Now they starting to claim Mongolia's territory as their own. This is a clear sign how much it got out of control! It is the same as Chinese claim our territory!

3. Mongolians are related to Chinese and Manchu people and, therefore they are the enemies of Kazakh people. Current Mongolia is the birthplace of Chinggis Khaan- the  forefather of Kazakh people. So, anti-Mongol sentiment is being taught at younger ages.
The locals in Kazakhstan even attacked the new settlers- Kazakhs who moved in from Mongolia, shouting "Kill the Mongols!" (There is a video on YouTube)
Because those poor Kazakhs were from Mongolia, they were called "Mongols", despite the fact that they were "genuine" Kazakhs and came over to "join"  their folks in Kazakhstan. So much is the hate.

Here is my final thoughts:
A fate is something one cannot change or predict. But the Kazakhs want to change what already happened to them. Or at least they want to twist it and give a "new" look. They want to impress the world, at any cost. They want to play big at the world stage and therefore they needed an impressive history to begin with.
But they should know that in doing so they put themselves in a silly situation. Others will make  fun of them and laugh at them! So don't make it happen.  Be smart.
The one thing Kazakhs "achieved" by making up this kind of nonsense is hatred between the two nations, namely between Mongols and Kazakhs. That is the outcome  of what they doing.
It should be the contrary if you consider the fact that the Mongols and Kazakhs share the same DNA and are very close related. They should be friends if not brothers, at the least.
But unfortunately the Kazakhs  want the opposite. Whether they know the consequences or not is not clear. Hopefully there are people who think it is wrong to fabricate the history , and speak up. I doubt it though since Kazakhs have a "King"  now and,  who would stand up against the King, right?


Monday, June 12, 2017

Presidential candidate M.Enkhbold may face prison term

M.Enkhbold (current Speaker, presidential  Candidate)
Now hear this, people! The leaked audio recording  of a conversation  between MPP (Mongolian People's Party- former communist party)  Chairman  M.Enkhbold, head of MPP city branch Ts.Sandui and A.Ganbaatar, a council, is now available in full length!  In my previous post I talked about this conversation based on a part of this audio which was leaked  first before the 2016 Parliament's election. The topic was about how to raise money for 2016 campaign.
Every position higher than of senior clerk at Government agencies or ministries was labeled  with a price tag.  The top job costs (soft chair of a minister) 1 billion Tugrik (1 USD = 2370.00 MNT-Mongolian Tugrik , as of today) and the lowest one (of a Senior clerk) was valued at 10 Million Tugrik.
Every MPP aspirant should gather certain  amount of money written on the price tag which is attached to the job  he/she intends to take  after the election victory.  In the (capital) city alone they planned to amass 60 billion MNT.

Now, the MPP has won the 2016 Parliament's election and nominated their Chairman as the candidate in the 2017 President's election.  That same guy who is recorded in that audio discussing a  plan about how to win the election with his subordinates. The recently leaked  audio recording  in its full length of 1.5 hours duration reveals other issues which are more troublesome. Except the 60 billion MNT topic, they discussed about possibility of hacking the voting machines, hiring foreign IT company, a German company as stated, to control  the online  exchange  traffic of Mongolian social media users. In other words, Germans must have indicated their willingness to block any negative ads and posts and prevent them to spread online without deleting them. In other words, if I post a negative comment or criticize MPP, on Facebook or any other canals of social media, it would be not visible for other users but me. I can see it on my page but it won't be distributed or shared with others.
They talked about own IT guys who are ready to hack the election if only the Party assures and guarantees their safety and protects them.

Remind you that this conversation (meeting) took place  a year or two before 2016 Parliament's election. It is highly possible that they executed their "Barbarossa" plan in the Parliament's election and therefore could  achieve  a landslide victory. Since their  plan is now disclosed, one can only guess what their next step would be. At the moment all of the participants in this conversation denies its genuineness, calling it  a fabrication. 
It was mentioned also at that meeting that they consider an idea of  opening an offshore account for the money which they can get from any foreign company which is willing to offer it in exchange for a mineral deposit like Tavan Tolgoi, a famous and huge coal deposit in the south of Mongolia.  But then they stopped short, saying to their boss that they would discuss it later. This is also very serious statement. We can only guess what they have in mind. They talked about money laundering.

All that what we heard during that conversation indicates that this party (MPP) may have used every dirty tricks and ways to prevail.  Winning 65 seats of total 76 in the Parliament is an unusual outcome which surprised a lot. Especially after the 4 years of  Democratic Party (DP)- rule (2012-2016) , with all those productive things  Democrats managed to accomplish, it was a shocking result. A foul play is highly possible. And this 90 minute audio recording is the proof. 

If the law enforcement , regulatory and other state authorities  can act according to the existing laws  despite the fact who is now in power, those individuals  involved in that conversation must get  a  prison sentence. Mongolian Constitution prohibits illegal seizure of power and an attempt to seize it illegally. And the Article 82 (Plot with a view to seize the state power)   of  the Criminal Code of Mongolia states  that a plot with a view to illegally seize the state power shall be punishable  by imprisonment for a term of 15 to 20 years. We  shall see.

The Presidential election campaign is in full swing. MPP candidate M.Enkhbold (current Speaker of the Parliament) is acting as if nothing happened and keeps denying any wrongdoing.  He said he had no such conversation with anybody. But there is a way to determine whether it was one's genuine voice or not. Forensic experts are becoming more and more capable of  identifying  one's voice, using special technology and machine. So we better should ask foreign (as neutral body) professionals  to help us out with this problem. If we don't clear that thing right now, it will cause very bad consequences in the future.  In that case, would any election make any sense?

Monday, May 8, 2017

Has MPP seized power illegally?

182000 is the total number of people who work for the Government. It is a big number if you consider how much  the Mongolian population is and how many are capable to work.  Our manpower is very small because  we have a tiny population of only 3 million people. Yet the Government workforce is huge compared to the size of the population. Corruption and bribery have led to this and it's like every young person desires to become  Government employee because he/she sees it as an easy way to get wealthy, without working his/her ass off. So that is how did it came to this number mentioned above.

Recently, before the 2016 Parliament's election, an audio record has surfaced. It was a conversation between 3 main figures of the Mongolian People's Party (MPP- former communist party), namely M.Enkhbold, Chairman of MPP, then Member of the Parliament,  Ts.Sandui, Chairman of Capital city MPP-branch, and A.Ganbaatar, an aide. It's like Ts.Sandui and A.Ganbaatar are reporting to the "Boss" (M.Enkhbold) about how they have planned to raise 60 Billion Tugrik by "selling" Government positions, mostly positions at senior level as they explained. In case the party wins the election, all positions are to be filled with own people who should raise certain amount of  money depending on to what position that person will be assigned.

They won the election and started working by plan they drew up. Government employees are being laid off in mass since MPP  took office. Some agencies lost half of their staff because the new Minister of that agency wanted so.
The party Chairman, M.Enkhbold, becomes Speaker of the Parliament, and Ts.Sandui is now Chairman of the Capital city Council. Now the Speaker wants to become the President of Mongolia.
President's election is due in June this year. MPP "chose" the Speaker as their candidate for this election.

Now, the opposition has protested and took the case to an anti-corruption agency called Independent Authority  Against Corruption (IAAC) but this agency has decided that this audio record was a made-up thing (montage or fabrication). So they  refused to open a criminal case and dismissed the complaint.  The Procurator has also dismissed the case.
Ironically, after the  audio record went public, Ts.Sandui spoke and admitted that this kind of conversation did happen some time ago. Nevertheless, law enforcement bodies decided to settle  this issue  in favor of the winning party. Two persons were even arrested and charged for making this fabrication. 

Let's hear what that conversation was about. Following is the translation of the  conversation in that audio record.



A.Ganbaatar:
- Now, Sandui, explain what is all about



Ts.Sandui:
- We have a financing plan. As Ganbaatar said, we want to estimate the profit in the future. We made a survey (study) on all workforce in all agencies, ministries, legislative and government bodies, and the ones at local levels   as well. But we should keep it secret  who is going to fill that particular position and how much it would cost. So we say, if you takes this job you need to find 5 person under your supervision, we will give you a secret task  to raise together a  certain amount of money. All these assignments  shall  be kept separate.



M.Enkhbold:
- Does it cover the city too?

Ts.Sandui:
- Yes. They are also included in this scheme. This can be broken down easily. We have 3 tiers of financing (1,2,3) . First tier is about the party member fees. For the government agencies we consider only positions of head of department,  clerks at senior level, supervisor authorized to spend money, and deputy chair, and value those positions. We place  own people in these positions in advance because we  change all of them anyway.
We are planning  to raise 60 billion Tugrik alone in the capital city.




A.Ganbaatar:
- For example, the law department has the head, bureau chief, and a senior clerk. We will only get in touch with these people and say how much they should raise.





M.Enkhbold:
- There is a word going around like people asking I gave certain amount of money in 2012 election but where did it go? I brought the bag with the money to the party headquarters and handed  it to a particular person to take it inside.



 Ts.Sandui:
- In that regard, NAMZH (a Youth federation of MPP) is the worst.


Conclusion:

1. Those people selling Government jobs (positions) , classifying and setting a price  for those jobs. 
2. The money amount MPP used  for their election  campaign is in excess of the amount  allowed by Election law and  Genaral  Election Commitee by 15 times.
3. Selling Government positions is a  bribery crime and an attempt to seize the power illegally.

The end.

p.s:  Here is the video



p.p.s:

Remember, M.Enkhbold is running for the President's office.  So, God forbid, we are going to have a "Government-job-dealer"  as our next President if  MPP  wins. Hope not.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

The Great wall of America

Great wall of China
Humankind soon will get the opportunity to witness an erection of a physical wall, a construction along the border of two neighboring states, namely the USA and Mexico. Thanks to President Trump, Americans are about to get a huge wall which would make them a second country to build  such a wall to keep foreign intruders away.
So, this wall would be the second of that kind and built for the same purpose as the first one,  so called "Great wall of China". The Chinese  wall , a 13 thousand miles (21 thousand km) long construction, was built along then northern border of Chinese territories to mark the border and protect the country from foreign invaders, precisely from its northern neighbors - the Mongols.

All territories south of that wall belonged to Chinese people and all territories north of that wall belonged to the Mongols. There was even a signed agreement between those two parties.   
On today's map you will find  that wall   deep inside the country (China) hence it is no more a border line. This is because some territories outside of then Chinese lands (outside of that wall) were incorporated into China. Precisely, the southern part of then Mongolia's territory,  so called Inner Mongolia , became a part of China due to Mongolia's weakness and a conspiracy by Russia and China.  And that change  dismissed the "Great wall of China" as the border guard.

The "Great wall of China" was being built over a long period of time, marking the northern border of China, meant to be a protection  from foreign invaders' attacks and occupation. Those foreign invaders would be the Chinese northern neighbors - Mongolians and Manchus. Mongolian kingdoms and later the Mongol empire, and   Manchus nevertheless  crossed that wall at different times and occupied Chinese territories. The "Great wall  of China" was not much of help to keep out foreign invaders.
Today, this wall draws  tourists' attention  and became a  source of  large  income for  that country.   The Chinese should be "thankful"  to Mongolians for making them to build such a big wall which has become a historical site and an attraction for visitors. So Mongolia is the only country, at least for now, that made its neighbor (China) to build  wall and pay for it.

Likely "Great wall of America"
American President Trump said that he is going to build a border wall (a physical barrier) and make Mexico pay for it. That wall, let's name it as "The Great wall of America", should protect America from foreign people  crossing  the border illegally to enter the country. But there is a difference between "The Great wall of China" and "The Great wall of America". Well, the Chinese built their wall and paid out of their own pocket, but Mr.Trump said "We will build the wall and Mexicans are gonna pay for it".  Chinese didn't say anything like that and it's kinda interesting  how and why Mexico should cover the cost.

The "Great wall of America" will be at least 1600 km long. Compared  to the "Great wall of China" (21000 km) , it is "nothing". Mr.Trump asked for $1.4 billion to start his wall in 2017 and next year he would need additional $2.6 billion. He estimates that the wall can be built for $8-12 billion in total. Independent estimates range from $27 billion to $40 billion. Anyways, the question is  how Mexico can be forced to pay that much money. But Americans are sure that Mr.President has plans and they trust him. That is why they voted for him. You can do it, America!

If the President would take  an example from the Chinese and could  turn the "Great Wall of America" into an attraction site for tourists, it may generate a steady income which could cover the cost in the long run.  But in order to do it, a part of Mexico's territory along that wall must be acquired somehow, so that the wall can be  "shifted"  deep inside the country. Something similar how the Chinese  acquired Inner Mongolia (aka  Southern Mongolia) from Mongolia. But this would be a hard task since the political map of the world is drawn some time ago and it has changed very little.
Secondly, it needs to be a fancy, good looking construction, with guard towers and canons, and wide enough on top so that people can walk back and forth enjoying the scene.

So, America has a chance to become the second country to build a border wall along its border with the neighboring country , and   let them  pay for it. We are about to witness a historical event and we should consider ourselves as lucky to be present at this time when the wall is being built.
Even if the wall cannot be used as tourist site, Americans should be proud of their President who is about to make  America famous again.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Meet the new "boss" and his crew!

M.Enkhbold
Former communists are back!  Unfortunately. They won the Parliament's election last year  securing 65 seats of 76 in the Parliament. As soon as they got to the power,they began to position their  party-members for the important government jobs based on how much they contributed to the party. An audio record has leaked to the media during the election campaign- a conversation of three  high-ranking members,talking about the scheme how they have planned to raise money and how they would distribute the jobs after the victory. They were: M.Enkhbold, the  Chairman of the Mongolian People's Party (MPP) , now Chairman of the Parliament, (more here ), Ts.Sandui, the head of the Capital city  MPP branch (more here ), now the Chairman of the Citizen's Council of the Capital city,  and  A.Ganbaatar, Ts.Sandui's aide.  They planned to "raise" 90 billion MNT (Mongolian Turgik-official currency of Mongolia) by requiring everybody to donate certain amount of money depending on what job they will get after the election. Literally everybody the party has planned to fill the position, from the senior rank to the head post. That way they put price tags to every leading postion in the government agencies and organisation. In other words, they sold government jobs. MPP members who paid the money are 100 percent sure that they can multiply that amount later on once they get the job, by taking bribes and selling their signatures.

MPP has fired thousands of former government employees after their victory to  hire  their  own people. That means lot of people lost their jobs because of their party affiliation or being not a member of this political party.  The "boss", M.Enkhbold became the Chairman of the Parliament,as mentioned above, but not the Prima Minister as he should be, and Ts.Sandui became the number One person of the Capital city. They chose J.Erdenebat , former Finance Minister (2014-2015), to become the new Prime Minister, but now it has surfaced that he was not free from sin when he  was Finance Minister back then. He signed and made decisions which harmed Mongolia, especially the one concerning the over-expenditure  of 2 billion USD by Oyutolgoi company.

B.Choijilsuren
Ironically enough, MPP appointed B.Choijilsuren as the new Finance Minister who is a mechanic by profession. He managed to get elected twice from his countryside district by handing out cash money to the voters in the previous elections. There is even a video on YouTube where he is handing cash to people who gathered together in a meeting hall during his election campaign.

The new Deputy Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh lived in Australia for a long period of time and came back to be awarded  with  this "present". He  didn't  risk to run for MP , maybe he wasn't sure that his party would win, but he got his piece of cake anyway. One time  he punched  a MP from the Democratic Party back then when he was MP once, taking him out to the hallway inside the Parliament building , after an argument  and  knocked him down   with his "iron fist".  It seems  like he loves to boast  of his physical strength. Recently he  posted a video on Facebook showing him  performing a bench press, lifting 200 kg.

The  new Foreign Minister's name is Ts.Munkh-Orgil who should be held responsible for the death of 5 men killed during the after-election-riot in 2008, allegedly by the police shooting. He was then the Minister  for Justice and Home Affairs.  The Prime Minister then was S.Bayar about whom we are going to talk here more. But both S.Bayar and Ts.Munkh-Orgil got away without any punishment.
The new Deputy Minister of Education, Culture and Science is Yo.Otgonbayar who was once the head of this Ministry  some years ago.  Rumor says that he used to take bribes for giving  permissions when he was the head of this Ministry himself.  He hired  even some guys to intimidate a man once because he refused to bribe Otgonbayar for a permission. When Otgonbayar  was the Minister, his wife was arrested and questioned for suspicious transactions from many bank accounts which she owned. The number of accounts were significant as well as the number of  transactions  and the amount of money. Soon they let her go and  this case became silent since then. She had many MNT and USD accounts, and since she was not a big businesswoman running a big profitable company or something like that, the sources of her money are very questionable . One would logically suspect that her husband  could be the source of her "wealth".

Just recently the new Ambassador of Mongolia to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland  presented his diplomatic credentials to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, as 13th  Mongolian Ambassador.

S.Bayar
His name is Bayar Sanjaa. He  served once as Mongolia's  Ambassador to the Russian Federation (2001-2005) and worked as Prime Minister of Mongolia (2007-2009). Born 1956, he is divorced three times and has 6 children from 3 women. For more information, please check here.
When Britain's Queen Elizabeth greeted him, he was attended by his 4th wife, Suvd Erdenebileg. Mongolians detest if one marries a woman of much younger age,  12  or more years younger.
So our "Don Juan" has a "brand new" wife who is the same age as his middle daughter. Just saying.

S.Bayar presents his credentials, accompanied by his new wife Suvd E.
 There is a TV talk show in Mongolia called "Chat without censorship"  and S.Bayar was once asked on this show about allegedly his seven (7) houses (apartments) in the US but he denied that he owns any property in the States. Now it became clear that two of those 7 properties were registered on his new wife's name. Suvd also owns three (3) companies in the US. Remarkable, isn't it? She is born in 1981, so at a age of 36 she's got lots of money! How could she became a dollar-millionaire when nobody knew her? The logical answer  would be: Thanks to her lover, now husband!
Now, we should ask this question , "Where the hell S.Bayar got all that money to buy 7 houses in the US, when his income was not more than 100 thousand dollars per year?  He only can answer this question. Everybody else suspects that he's got the money the wrong way, like many other Mongolian corrupt politicians. Let's get some details.

It is possible that those 3 companies ("Nebo", "Voda", "Gundel") owned by Bayar's new wife and the one ("Dechin") owned by one of Bayar's daughters  are being used  for money laundering because the use of LLC is one of the methods to "clean" the dirty money. And of course buying such properties with cash money is also an another way to "shake off" any  traces.  Even though Suvd E. was registered as "manager", those companies were created by her, so it may be very possible that those companies are owned by this woman. The name "Nebo" means "Sky" and "Voda" means "Water", both in Russian. Since S.Bayar is fluent in Russian and as a  Russian-educated person, he is very fond of Russia and that may have influenced to suggest his new wife to give her companies Russian names.
Thanks to the open public records which one can obtain online , all properties were or are still registered on either his ex-wife's name or his daughters' names. Let's see what houses or apartments we are talking about:

1.  3020 14th Ave W #A, Seattle-Queen Anne, WA 98119

Was registered on Gereltuya Orsoo (Bayar's ex-wife), Nandin Bayar (Bayar's daughter) and Badamkhand Bayar (Bayar's daughter). Bought for $635,000.00  in 2007 and sold for $439,000.00  in 2011. 





2. 16 W. 19th St, Unit 10-B, Flatiron, NY 10011

It was registered on Nandin Bayar's (Bayar's daughter) name. Bought for $895,000.00 and sold for $1,092,500.00 in 2014. It's a luxury studio in a NY condo. As listed, monthly rent is $4950.00









3.  4516 NE 38th Street, Seattle-University District, WA 98105

"Gundel" LLC (manager Suvd Erdenebileg-Bayar's new wife) was registered as the owner. Suvd E. and Shagdardulam   bought for $1,290,000.00  in 2010 and gave it to Gundel LLC as a gift, and Gundel LLC sold it for $1,488,000.00 in 2013.
S.Bayar and  E.Suvd lived at this address from 2010 till  2013.




4. 6539 SW 41st Ave, Seattle, WA 98136

A guy named Ch.Davaanyam bought this house at the above address for $995,000.00 in 2008 and gave it to O.Gereltuya (Bayar's ex-wife) as a gift in 2011. Gereltuya sold it for $655,000.00 in 2012. 









5. 1710 N Dexter Avenue #A, Seattle, WA 98109

Ch.Davaanyam bought it for $409,000.00 in 2009 and gave it to "Voda" LLC as a gift in 2011. Resided in fact by O.Gereltuya (Bayar's ex-wife)  and Hongor Bayar (Bayar's daughter). 







6.  9125 NE 15th St, Clyde Hill, WA 98004

Owned by "Nebo" LLC (manager Suvd E.- Bayar's new wife) which bought it for $3,853,000.00 in 2013. Put it on market to sell  for 4,298,000.00 






7. 34 Greene St Unit 2N, New York, NY 10013

Owned by "Dechin" LLC (manager Nandin Bayar- Bayar's daughter) which bought it for $3,500,00.00 in 2013. 










Some Mongolia's politicians opened offshore accounts abroad and thanks to "John Doe" we know now who they are. Bayar's daughter  Badamkhand Bayar is among those people. The understanding is that offshore accounts can be used as the safe heaven to hide the dirty money and that is why one can be suspect that these accounts could be connected to S.Bayar.



Recently, on March 8th, a Mongolian woman named Ichinkhorloo carried out a protest outside of S.Bayar's new residence- the Embassy of Mongolia in London. She and some others held signs read like "Give back stolen laundered money to Mongolia", "S.Bayar sold own country" etc.
Many think that those companies registered under S.Bayar's daughters' names and the process of buying and selling real states are clear signs that he laundered money he got the wrong way. Some of the money he might have hidden in his offshore accounts under his daughter's name. 
There are many politicians from both parties, MPP and DP,  whose (or whose relatives') names were found  on  the list of those offshore account holders. Thanks to International Consortium of Investigative  Journalists, we know now that 49 Mongolian citizens have a total of 17 billion USD in their offshore accounts, including Bayar's daughter even though her name is listed under United States. Not 17 million, but 17 billion! Holy cow! We didn't know that we have so many "Billionaires"!

The Government of UK probably had not checked the credentials of our new Ambassador properly, who does not deserve to represent our country because of the reasons  I mentioned above. Maybe the Englishman wanted to be just nice and didn't dig much to find out who  this S. Bayar was.
He should not represent Mongolia in any counrty because:

- He was the Prime Minister when 5 men were shot to death by police. He is  responsible  for this murder because the police was a subject to him. I remember watching him on TV news, walking through the burned building of his party (MPP), the very next day after that riot, with an angry face, followed by his subordinates. He didn't care about the 5 dead. He had  offered not a single tear but dared to walk in that burned building to show  how  mad he was.

- He has become awfully rich to buy real states abroad and lived there with his young mistress only to come back to the home country to be awarded with the "Ambassador crown" and sent away to be spoiled with our tax money. He needs to declare first where he got all that money and explain about that offshore account under his daughter's name. 

People suspect that he might have been "compensated" for is effort of pushing  the  famous Oyutolgoi deal  to be signed.
The people of UK , and anyone who respects  human rights and democracy, should know what a man represents Mongolia in the UK now.  


Protestors outside of the Mongolian Embassy in London





 To sum up, that is how it looks like  with the new, or what our communists praise- the "professional" Government. They are in the first year of their 4-year term but what they do now is mostly to defame the former Government, the predecessor, ( Democratic Party-DP)  which lost the last election.
Time will show how they can manage it to run the country. The history in the past 25 years where they had mostly the power in the most of the years shows that they were incapable or were not willing to do it good for the country. The proof is today's mess they created and problems they failed to address or were unable to fix in the past. I don't expect a better picture too, this time, so, if that is what we have to go through, then just be it. Things are learned sometimes the hard way and that is what we are experiencing now. Sadly. We should wake up before we bite the dust!