There is talk that Adilbek Dzhaksybekov wants to leave Nazarbayev Administration and become the Director of the Presidential Affairs Department. In his turn, Abay Bisembayev is being considered as one of the real candidates for the position of the Almaty governor...
On March 28, 2018, the Public Prosecution Office of the Almaty Medeyski district filed a request to close the Ratel.kz internet portal. The trial is now ongoing. The circumstances surrounding this media-resource have already received a reaction from the OSCE, Reporters Without Borders, Human Rights Watch, Committee to Protect Journalists. So far, however, it is unclear what happens next.
Former Deputy Chairman of Kazakhstan Engineering JSC Kanat Sultanbekov sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment for taking bribes (the imprisonment was later changed for a fee) was able to effectively pay the sum of 2.14 bln tenge imposed by the court. He paid the first 959 mln tenge on December 11, 2017; and he paid the remaining 1180 mln via two tranches completed on February 5 and February 6, 2018.
Judging by the information from the public sources, Governor of the East-Kazakhstan region Daniyal Akhmetov, with his son Talgat’s assistance, has secured one of the top spots in the regional governors’ rating in terms of attracting foreign investments. One should not, however, expect a large-scale inflow of money into the region. Let us explain why it is so.