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Jakarta Post

S. Sulawesi Governor Nurdin Abdullah, known for his antigraft stance, arrested by KPK

  • Marchio Irfan Gorbiano

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, February 27, 2021   /  07:46 pm
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South Sulawesi Governor Nurdin Abdullah (center) arrives at the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) office in Jakarta on Feb. 27. Graft busters arrested Nurdin and five other individuals in an alleged corruption case in South Sulawesi. (Antara/Dhemas Reviyanto)

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) arrested South Sulawesi Governor Nurdin Abdullah during an operation carried out early on Saturday. KPK acting spokesperson Ali Fikri said graft busters had apprehended six people, including a regional head, South Sulawesi administration officials and businesspeople, pertaining to a corruption case. Ali did not reveal further details about the case. “The investigation is still ongoing. We will release more information about the arrest and the case following an initial 24-hour probe,” the spokesperson told The Jakarta Post. Nurdin and the other detainees were transferred from the provincial capital of Makassar to Jakarta on Saturday morning. They arrived at the KPK office in South Jakarta at 9:45 a.m. Upon arriving in Jakarta, Nurdin told journalists before entering the building that he had been sleeping when KPK inv...