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Embattled KPK names minister suspect

  • Karina M. Tehusijarana and Ramadani Saputra

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, September 19 2019   /  12:14 am
Imam Nahrawi (JP)

Imam Nahrawi (JP)The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has named Youth and Sports Minister Imam Nahrawi a suspect in a bribery case involving the National Sports Council (KONI). The announcement comes at a fraught time for the antigraft agency, occurring only a day after the House of Representatives passed a law that is to severely limit the KPK's independence and effectiveness in fighting graft.KPK commissioner Alexander Marwata announced the decision at a press conference at the KPK headquarters in South Jakarta on Wednesday evening. "Based on our investigation, we have two suspects, IMR, the 2015 to 2019 youth and sports minister, and MIU, [Imam's] personal assistant," Alexander said. Imam is the second minister in President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's Cabinet to be named in a graft case, following in the steps of former social affairs minister Idrus Marham, who was sentenced to five...