Officials of Kazakhstan prohibited from holding accounts in foreign banks
Astana. December 20. KazTAG - The officials of Kazakhstan have been legally prohibited from holding accounts in foreign banks.
"The head of state has signed the law "On Amendments and Additions to Certain Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Strengthening the Protection of Citizens' Rights in Criminal Proceedings and Combating Corruption," reads the statement of Akorda.
Tokayev, speaking with a message to the people of Kazakhstan on September 1, announced measures against officials, deputies and judges who have accounts abroad. He also said that in cases where civil servants or representatives of the quasi-public sector are found to have dual citizenship, they will be dismissed from their posts.
On September 2, Minister of Finance Yerulan Zhamaubayev said that the Ministry of Finance will implement the recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force in terms and impose a ban on opening and existence of foreign accounts for government officials and persons of the quasi-public sector, and members of their families.
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