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Jakarta Post

KPK probes graft in Koran procurement

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Thu, June 21 2012   /  07:45 am

JAKARTA: The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has launched a new investigation involving the procurement of thousands of Korans at the Religious Affairs Ministry.

KPK chairman Abraham Samad said that there were indications that there were serious violation of procurement regulations in the project.

Abraham said that investigators had collected enough evidence to pursue a more comprehensive probe.

He added that the corruption took place under the watch of Nasaruddin Umar when he was chief of the ministry’s Islamic education directorate general.

Nasaruddin is currently deputy religious affairs minister.

“We have a strong evidence of corruption, but I can’t recall how much the state losses were,” he said.

Abraham declined to give more details about suspects in the case....