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Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Hold On A Jiffy!

Hmmm somewhat interesting to note this (albeit poorly written) article at Akipress (a private news agency in Kyrgyzstan).

For those unable to make out exactly what the confusing lingo is getting at, an opposition group is outraged after the brother of newly elected President Kurmanbek Bakiev was appointed Ambassador to Germany. Whats that I hear you say? Sounds like something Akayev would do? Well yes, even Bakiev would have agreed with that just a few weeks back...he was mentioned here, and more specifically here stating that those days were over.

"When I was prime minister I sometimes had to work with unprofessional ministers who were appointed because they were someone's relative or friend"

Jeepers Mr Bakiev, how awful! Thankfully now that western attention is diverted to Hurricane Katrina, Egypt and UN corruption, Kyrgyzstan can resume normal, I mean, what a relief that lessons have been learnt from Akayev's mistakes. Infact those upholders of democracy and human rights in the other Central Asian Kingdoms, such as Kazakhstan, do exactly the same.

Rakhat Aliyev, who resigned last November as National Security Committee deputy chairman after trading corruption allegations with Zhaqiyanov (see "RFE/RL Newsline," 16 November 2001), has been named Kazakhstan's ambassador to Austria, Interfax reported on 23 June. Aliyev is married to President Nursultan Nazarbaev's eldest daughter, Darigha, who controls numerous media outlets. The two are reportedly estranged, and it is not clear whether Darigha will accompany her husband to Vienna. LF

I just can't see what the problem is, anyone would think Bakiev was forging an alliance with those Commies in China........


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