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Riau governor claims innocence in graft case

  • The Jakarta Post

| Sat, January 26 2013 | 06:57 am

PREMIUM Riau Governor Rusli Zainal claimed he was not involved in the 2012 National Games (PON) graft scandal, despite incriminating testimony from several witnesses during his trial.

“Alhamdulillah [praise God], I never ordered my subordinates [to bribe the councilors],” he told reporters on Friday.

The case centers on the construction of a PON venue in Riau. Rusli allegedly ordered his...