20 Sep 2011

President Vows to Toughen Anti-Corruption Policies

During his speech to Members of Parliament at the opening of the fifth parliamentary session, President Nursultan Nazarbayev (pictured here) declared that his government will undertake stronger measures to fight corruption in Kazakhstan.

He highlighted that the country already has a very effective anti-corruption legal framework, which has led to hundreds of public officials facing criminal procedures under corruption charges in the past two years.

Nevertheless, Nazarbayev mentioned that the country needs further legislation to improve anti-corruption efforts. Some of the foreseen reforms include changes in criminal and criminal procedural law and measures to improve the judicial system.

For the full article on en.trend.az, please click here. The picture of Mr. Nazarbayev is from kaznmu.kz and is credited to the Associated Press (AP).