Alik Shpekbayev, the head of Kazakhstan's anti-corruption agency, has been given the green light by the country's president, Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev, to begin cracking down on civil servants who take part in graft schemes or who accept bribes.

Part of Tokayev's decree included a provision that all civil servants will be required to publish income and expense declarations.

Several subordinates within Kazakhstan's state structures may have to be dismissed under the new anti-corruption drive i...

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