Yes. Every opposition attempt is suppressed violently. If citizen just want to do something in big crowd they will simply start to shoot at us. Search fo Janaozen 2011.
And people don't even know what they want themselves, what kind of state they envision, that's why nothing will happen. There is no national idea apart of "KAZAKH GOOD, ALL ABOUT KAZAKH, LET'S GO TO GUESTS AND NOT LEARN ANYTHING NEW TO ENRICH OUR CULTURE". So, basically this. This generation must die out to have some changes, or great revolution in minds must happen. Spoiler, it won't happen cause we are being eaten by China and Russia.