(Lawyer Herald) Kyrgyzstan Prime Minister Temir Sariyev resigned Monday amid allegations of corruption involving a road construction project in ex-Soviet nation. President Almazbek Atanbayev quickly accepted the PMs resignation.
PM Sariyev decided to step down after serving the office for less than a year to "preserve stability in the country." Sariyev is currently facing allegations of corruptions where he allegedly personally profited from the $100 million road construction project, as claimed by his critics, including Transport Minister Argynbek Malabayev. The prime minister's resignation comes two days before a parliamentary commission was to present the result of its investigation concerning the road construction project that was marred by allegations of graft. […]
Analyst Shairbek Juraev, Director of the Central Asian Studies Institute at the American University of Central Asia, said that the government of Kyrgyzstan targets relatively easy cases based on "who is networked and who is not" instead of finding the root of corruption in highest places.
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