Kyrgyzstan’s Prime Minister Temir Sariyev quit on on Monday over corruption allegations involving a road-building contract won by a Chinese company.
Sariyev, who had been in power for less than a year, stepped down while denying claims he had a vested interest in a $100 million tender to build a highway in the ex-Soviet country’s eastern Issyk Kul province.
“During the most difficult times I fought for my principles. But rumours and presumptions have a negative impact on the work of the government,” Sariyev told the parliament.
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