Kazakhstan to toughen fight against corruption and to reconsider humanitarian criminal code

Kazakhstan Materials 1 September 2011 13:30 (UTC +04:00)

Kazakhstan, Astana, Sept. 1 / Trend A. Maratov /

Kazakhstan will toughen anti-corruption measures, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said at the opening of the fifth parliamentary session.

"It is necessary to accelerate anti-corruption legislation using clear norms which will remove preconditions for this evil," the president told the MPs.

Kazakhstan has already implemented the anti-corruption program.

More than 40 heads of the Republican organizations, more than 250 officials of regional and city organizations, including governors and their deputies, have been called out for criminal liability in state corruption during the last two years.

The president announced these figures in the spring, stressing that Kazakh anti-corruption legislation is recognized as being among the most effective.

Nazarbayev also raised the issue of humanitarian criminal legislation. The President said that the implementation of this program is being exaggerated.

"It is necessary to be careful with humanitarian issues," the president said.
He said that the number of rapes increased when the humanitarian program for criminal legislation was implemented.

The president called on MPs to think twice and check before beginning reforms.

Speaking about reforms, the president called on parliamentarians to improve criminal and criminal procedural law in the fight against organized crime, and not to delay in considering bills to strengthen the judicial system.

The parliament will discuss a new version of the law on national security and a bill on special state bodies.