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14 November 2013
President Nursultan Nazarbayev Receives Minister of the Internal Affairs Kalmukhanbet Kassymov

 

The Minister reported on the status of the criminal situation, measures to strengthen the fight against crime and the maintenance of public order in the country.

The President once again drew attention to the need to complete the registration of all the offenses and carry out a systematic prevention of crime.

In turn, Kalmukhanbet Kassymov informed that due to complete registration of all types of offenses their number increased by 28 percent. It was noted that a decrease in a number of particularly serious crimes was by 13 percent, of murder - by 13.5 percent, and there is a decrease of the facts of robberies.

In addition, the President emphasized a significant rise in road accidents and the need to take measures to reduce them.

“Today in the country as a result of road accidents a significant number of people were killed. Since the beginning of the year, there are about 2.5 million traffic violations and 26 thousand facts of driving under the influence of alcohol registered, 2, 400 people were killed and more than 80 thousand injured”, the President stated.

The Minister of Internal Affairs informed on the progress of the instructions given by the President at the government sitting in October this year concerning road safety.

“Amendments and supplements to the relevant laws and regulations aimed at tightening the responsibility for traffic violations have been elaborated. So, for speeding more than 40 kilometers per hour and for leaving the opposite lane entail deprivation of rights, and driving under the influence of alcohol will lead to a fine of 500 MCI (monthly calculated index), 300 hours of community service or administrative detention for six months by the court's decision”, Kalmukhanbet Kassymov highlighted.

Following the meeting, the President gave a number of specific instructions related to further increase of effectiveness of law enforcement, strengthening of measures to protect the rights of citizens against crime, strengthening the rule of law and discipline in the police.

 


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