Internal Affairs

Crime and corruption a serious concern in Kyrgyzstan
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Crime and corruption a serious concern in Kyrgyzstan

BISHKEK (TCA) — The current criminal situation in Kyrgyzstan is of considerable concern among the population, and the relevant state bodies should ensure the proper security of the citizens, Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sapar Isakov said at a government meeting on January 15. He ordered the Ministry of Internal Affairs to improve the situation by combating organized crime and strengthening preventive measures among minors.

22-01-2018, 09:37
Op-Ed: Nearly 200,000 Kyrgyz have no sources of income
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Op-Ed: Nearly 200,000 Kyrgyz have no sources of income

Kginfo.ru: Kyrgyz officials will mark a mournful date soon enough -- the date of the Boeing cargo plane crash near Bishkek. The incident took the lives of 39 passengers, among them 17 children. But so far neither the relatives of the deceased nor the people of Kyrgyzstan have heard a single word of apology from the main culprit of that terrible incident -- former president of the country Almazbek Atambayev.

Turkmenistan women banned to drive cars
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Turkmenistan women banned to drive cars

The Turkmenistan government imposed a total ban on women drivers, with or without driver's licenses. The police started detaining female drivers since 1 January and towed numerous vehicles to their parking lot as a warning for all female drivers in the country not to attempt to drive again.    

Ex-president Atambayev’s “right hand” PM Isakov complicit in numerous corruption deals
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Ex-president Atambayev’s “right hand” PM Isakov complicit in numerous corruption deals

According to Isakov’s tax declarations up to 2015, he hadn’t even had a tent not to mention having any real estate. Yet, his close relatives were in a completely different situation. Despite Isakov’s modest income, his relatives own impressive assets such as luxurious apartments in the center of Bishkek, high-end expensive vehicles, as well as prestigious plots in the capital. Here’s a quote from an article published by the Kyrgyz online news outlet Kactus: "... at the same time, Isakov’s close relative purchases a car, Lexus RX 450h, which was worth around 80,000 dollars.”

Uzbekistan boasts export increase in 2017
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Uzbekistan boasts export increase in 2017

TASHKENT (TCA) — In 2017, the government of Uzbekistan took a number of measures to liberalize foreign trade and increase the country’s export potential. Customs duties for all exported goods and services were abolished and the licensing and export system was simplified. A zero rate of customs duties has been established for more than 60 percent of goods. This was said at a press conference on the results of activities of the Ministry of Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan in 2017, the Jahon information agency reported.

The Diplomat: Interview With Aida Salyanova, Kyrgyzstan's Former Prosecutor General
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The Diplomat: Interview With Aida Salyanova, Kyrgyzstan's Former Prosecutor General

December 14 marked 40 days since the murder of Ulan Salyanov in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, and his family gathered for a traditional ceremony to remember the deceased. While no one has been charged for the murder, the circumstances appeared suspicious. First, there was no clear motive. The killers came and left without taking anything of value from the house. Second, the killers wore special uniforms and carried the same weapons, giving the impression of an organized group with serious money behind it.

28-12-2017, 14:50