On June 20, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev received Chairman of the Anti-Corruption Agency Olzhas Bektenov, who reported on the progress of multilevel counteraction to corruption in the country, the press office of Akorda reported.
The Chairman of the Anti-Corruption Agency reported that since the beginning of the year, more than 1,200 corruption related crimes have been registered, and 750 officials have been convicted of abusing their official positions to make profits. He reported on the progress of investigation of the cases to return misappropriated and illegally transferred abroad financial assets to Kazakhstan.
In this context, Bektenov informed the President about the decision to intensify international exchange, noting that an effective tool and method to prevent illicit transfer of ‘shadow’ revenues from the country will be concerted efforts of Kazakhstan and its foreign counterparts under the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption of the Council of Europe.
The Chairman of the Anti-Corruption Agency reported on the joint work with the Atameken NCE to develop a package of systemic methods to protect business entities from the arbitrariness of officials.
Commenting on the report, the President set the urgent tasks for the Agency to increase the effectiveness of its activities.