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New sports minister needs to clean ministry of corruption, say experts

  • Ramadani Saputra
    Ramadani Saputra

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Thu, October 24, 2019   /  08:28 pm
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New Indonesian Youth and Sports Minister Zainudin Amali.(JP/Donny Fernando)

Newly appointed Youth and Sports Minister Zainudin Amali was already burdened with a list of problems – including a corruption case that has lingered in the ministry since former minister Imam Nahrawi and former undersecretary Mulyana were named suspects – on the very first day he entered office, experts are saying.   Preventing such irregularities from happening again in the ministry would be the first task that Zainudin needs to perform, said sports expert Djoko Pekik Irianto, adding that the Golkar Party politician must assign credible personnel to work under him. “The main task in the near future for the newly appointed sports minister is to assign people who have high integrity and real competence [in performing their respective tasks],” he told The Jakarta Post on Thursday. Indonesian Sports Council (KONI) deputy chief Yayuk Basuki echoed Djoko...