Kazakhstan outlaws All Drinking in Public

    A law prohibiting drinking alcoholic beverages in public places came into force in Kazakhstan as of August 2, Assistant Press Secretary at the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan, Ernur Uali stated, Kazakhstan Today reports.
    According to Uali, "amendments have been introduced to article 336 of the code on administrative offences, and the word 'spirits' has been replaced with 'alcoholic drinks'.
    According to a press release from the Ministry of Internal Affairs, "consumption of beer in public places will be punished by fines or arrest."
    He said the first violation would carry a fine of KZT 1,296, a second violation – KZT 2,592, and a third – imprisonment for up to a maximum of 15 days," Uali stated, according to Kazakhstan Today.