ASTANA, August 5 (Itar-Tass) - President of Kazakhstan Garysh Sapary, a subsidiary of Kazakhstan’s state-run space agency Kazcosmos, has been detained on suspicion of bribery, the republic’s financial police said on Monday.
Gabdulatif Murzakulov is accused of lobbying interests of construction company Kulager in 3 billion ruble tenders for the construction of a spaceship testing complex. Financial police said he had received a bribe worth $272,000 and 75.3 million tenge.
Kazakhstan Garysh Sapary is a state-run company, where a 100 percent stake is owned by the government. It specializes in the development and implementation of space programmes, introduction of space technologies and space system testing.