Demonstrators shout slogans and hold placards during an anti-corruption rally in Bishkek. Photo: AFP

Chinese Uygur whistle-blower’s corruption claims prompt rare protest in Kyrgyzstan

  • Aierken Saimaiti claimed to have smuggled US$700 million out of the country through kickbacks. He was gunned down in Istanbul on November 10
  • The revelations have piled further pressure on the former Soviet country’s fragile government, led by President Sooronbai Jeenbekov
Topic |   Corruption in Asia

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Demonstrators shout slogans and hold placards during an anti-corruption rally in Bishkek. Photo: AFP
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