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Youth and sports minister steps down over bribery charge

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Jakarta   /   Thu, September 19, 2019   /  01:53 pm
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Former Youth and Sports Minister Imam Nahrawi.(INAPGOC/Mudak Yasin)

Youth and Sports Minister Imam Nahrawi has stepped down from his position after the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) named him a suspect in a bribery case involving the National Sports Committee (KONI). President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said that Imam — the second minister in Jokowi’s Cabinet to be named a suspect in a graft case — handed in his resignation letter when the latter visited him on Thursday morning. “I respect the KPK’s decision to name Pak Imam Nahrawi a suspect in relation to the grant [from the ministry] to KONI,” Jokowi said on Thursday. The President added that he was currently considering whether to immediately replace Imam or to appoint an acting minister to fill the vacant position. Imam, a National Awakening Party (PKB) politician, alongside his personal assistant, identified only as MIU, were named sus...