KYRGYZSTAN NEWS

Prosecutor General's Office reimburses 264 mln soms to budget since October 2020

BISHKEK, Feb. 6, 2021:Since October 2020, the Prosecutor General’s Office of Kyrgyzstan has revealed damage to the country’s budget in the amount of 2.9 billion soms. The head of the supervisory body Kurmankul Zulushev told at a press conference today. According to him, 264,117,000 soms of the amount have already been reimbursed to the budget. The Prosecutor General said that when checking the work at Charaat field, the damage amounted to 1,340 billion soms.

«The amount of damage caused by the Ministry of Health when purchasing personal protective equipment reached more than 5 million soms. The case was initiated on Manas airport. The damage is being calculated. Forestry officials caused damage in the amount of 7 million soms,» Kurmankul Zulushev told.

Talant Mamytov meets with TURKPA observer mission

BISHKEK, Jan. 8, 2021Kabar: Acting President of Kyrgyzstan, Speaker of the Jogorku Kenesh Talant Mamytov met today with representatives of the mission of international observers from the Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic-Speaking States (TURKPA), the press service of the Kyrgyz Parliament reported. The speaker, having greeted the guests, noted the high importance of their participation in the early presidential elections and the referendum on the form of government. “Your assessment is very important to us, since the newly elected head of state will subsequently represent the country in the international arena, including in matters of cooperation with our regional partners,” the speaker said, assuring that the conduct of the above-mentioned elections will have a rather serious and high level.

The coordinator of the observation mission from TURKPA, Recep Sheker, said that parliamentarians of the Turkic states will observe the upcoming elections in Kyrgyzstan. He noted that the observation mission of TURKPA always actively participates in monitoring elections, taking a balanced and objective position in their assessment. At the end of the meeting, Talant Mamytov conveyed greetings to the chairmen of the national parliaments of TURKPA. The speaker noted with satisfaction the established solid practice of monitoring elections by the international mission of TURKPA observers, which, in his opinion, is very important in strengthening the role of the Alliance itself in the international arena.

Kyrgyzstan: Amid Unrest, Sadyr Zhaparov Confirmed as New PM

KYRGYZSTAN, Dec 17, 2020:: Kyrgyzstan’s parliament has named politician Sadyr Zhaparov prime minister in a repeat vote on Wednesday, a step that could help end a political crisis in the Central Asian nation. Parliament had to vote on the matter again after President Sooronbay Jeenbekov vetoed its previous decision due to proxy voting by some MPs in an October 10 session. Kyrgyzstan, a country of 6.5 million people located on the border with China, plunged into chaos last week after mass protests erupted the day after a parliamentary election appeared to show parties connected to the ruling elite winning.

Protesters stormed and seized government buildings, looting some offices, and the Central Election Commission responded by nullifying the October 4 balloting. As the unrest continued, opposition groups announced plans to form a new government and remove Jeenbekov, who faces calls from protesters to resign. Jeenbekov says he may consider stepping down after the political situation in the country stabilises. He has declared a state of emergency and deployed troops in the country’s capital, Bishkek, in a bid to end the turmoil.

The move eased tensions in the city, where residents feared a wave of looting that accompanied previous uprisings and began forming vigilante groups to protect their property. Zhaparov said on Wednesday he will discuss with Jeenbekov the latter’s promise to resign after the confirmation of a new cabinet. The newly-appointed prime minister, who was freed from jail by supporters last week, had made several unsuccessful attempts to secure the post since unrest began over the parliamentary election. The turmoil marks the third time in 15 years that demonstrators have moved to overthrow a government in Kyrgyzstan, a Russia ally and one of the poorest nations to emerge from the former Soviet Union.