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Kyrgyz Emergency Situations Minister Resigns


BISHKEK -- Kyrgyz Emergency Situations Minister Kamchybek Tashiev has resigned, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports.

Tashiev walked out of a cabinet session today saying that he would ask President Kurmanbek Bakiev to release him from the post.

He left shortly after Kyrgyz Prime Minister Daniyar Usenov had reprimanded him during the session for using reserve funds to build houses for ministry personnel in the southern city of Osh.
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