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Andi Mallarangeng: The road to resignation

Jakarta   /   Sat, December 8 2012   /  10:51 am

Soon after he met President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to tender his resignation from his position as the youth and sports minister on Friday, Andi Mallarangeng headed to his office in Senayan, South Jakarta.

After attending a press conference, Andi went to his office on the top floor of the building surely not to work, but to pack his belongings.

He resigned on Friday morning, less than 24 hours after the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) slapped him with a travel ban for his alleged role in the multibillion rupiah graft case centering on the construction of the Hambalang sports center in Bogor, West Java.

The ban says Andi is a suspect in the Hambalang case. Andi, who was seen as a potential leader, now has to follow the legal process for his alleged role in the graft scandal.

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