Corruption remains a serious problem in Mongolia. Although the Independent Authority Against Corruption has made progress in tackling corruption since 2007, the challenge persist. In April 2012, former President Nambaryn Enkhbayar was arrested and charged for corruption. Four months later, the Mongolian court found him guilty of illegally privatising a hotel, misusing television equipment donated to a monastery to broadcast from his own television station, and other corruption charges, and sentenced him to four years in prison. Moreover, as the resource-rich country is in the middle of a mining boom with skyrocketing economic growth, those in power are presented with opportunities to accumulate their own wealth. According to Sumati Luvsandendev, the country's leading
pollster, nine Mongolians out of ten believe that politicians are making personal gains from "special arrangements" with foreign enterprises over mining rights. Mongolia was ranked 120 out of 183 countries in the 2011 Corruption Perceptions Index published by Transparency International.