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Families of law enforcement officers to be banned from buying shares abroad

The families of law enforcement officers will be banned from buying shares abroad. The Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Kursan Asanov said at a meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on the Rule of Law, Crime and Corruption Control.

According to the draft law «On service in law enforcement agencies of the Kyrgyz Republic,» the relatives of employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the State Penitentiary Service, the State Service for Combating Economic Crimes and the State Customs Service do not have the right to be shareholders of foreign companies and receive dividends.

«If earlier, each ministry or service had its own rules, now they all will work according to the same law,» Kursan Asanov explained.

The bill provides for an increase in wages and pensions of law enforcement officers by 40 percent.

«At least 2.7 billion soms are necessary for this. The Finance Ministry agrees to this if the law comes into force in 2020,» the deputy minister said.

In addition, the family status of law enforcement officers will be taken into account in case if staff reshuffle. «If an employee is the only breadwinner or he has persons dependent, he or she will not be transferred to other regions,» Kursan Asanov noted.