The appointment was made by Kyrgyz Prime Minister Felix Kulov following a decree after president Bakiev issued a decree.
Kulov made clear his own support for the appointment, saying that he himself had insisted on Janysh Bakiev's promotion to the post.
Janysh Bakiev, a career policeman, has spent years serving in various posts in Kyrgyzstan's law-enforcement agencies.
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