The more things change...
Disheartening news from the UB Post:
L.Baigal, who was convicted of corruption in 1998 in connection with the operation of an illegal casino, has been appointed chairman of the department for monitoring state budget income of the General Department of National Taxation. The appointment was made on July 18, at the decision of the Minister of Finance N.Altankhuyag.For the life of me, I don't know how people in power (such as the folks who appointed this crook to his new position) can put their own self-interest ahead of their entire country. Does not compute.
Baigal replaces N.Chimid, who Zuunii Medee newspaper reported was forced out of the post because he uncovered illegal activity whilst head of a group to examine Erdenet Mining Corporation.
The newspaper suggested that Altankhuyag might have been involved in the misconduct, as he made the decision to replace Chimid with Baigal at short notice.