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Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan): Cell Phone Ban in Parliament

(Feb. 2, 2008) The members of the Dzhogorku Kenesh, the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan, will be forbidden to use cell phones during legislative sessions under an amendment to the rules of procedure. A majority of the members voted for the new provision on January 24, 2008. In addition, the members approved a rule under which they will wear business attire in the Parliament, for official activities. (Kyrgyz MPs Banned from Using Cell Phones at Parliamentary Sessions, AKIPress, Jan. 24, 2008, Open Source Center No. CEP20080124950035.)