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Practice of ‘political dowry’ on the rise, observers say

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Sat, January 13 2018 | 12:59 am

PREMIUM In a bombshell allegation, businessman La Nyalla Mattalitti claimed on Thursday that Gerindra Party chief patron Prabowo Subianto asked him to pay Rp 40 billion (US$2.8 million) in return for the party’s endorsement for his gubernatorial bid in East Java.

The East Java Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) chairman said he refused to pay and lost his chance to contest the election.