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Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigators arrested Probolinggo Regent Puput Tantriana Sari and her husband Hasan Aminuddin, for their alleged involvement in trading administrative appointments. The KPK has been following this possible corruption case for two years, but was unsuccessful to make arrests until now as sting operation plans were frequently leaked.
Former governor of South Sumatra, Alex Noerdin, is implicated in the Sriwijaya Grand Mosque construction graft case. A record held by the project management shows that billions of rupiah were given to “Sumsel 1,” a code suspected to refer to the number one person in the province.
South Sumatra Police Chief Insp. Gen. Eko Indra Heri admitted his negligence of too quickly believing a promised donation of Rp2 trillion from the family of Akidi Tio. Intended to help Covid-19 mitigation efforts, the inheritance is allegedly fictitious. The donator, Heryanti, has only Rp3.2 million in her bank account.
Investigators at government ministries and state institutions now have the authority to investigate money-laundering cases. The Constitutional Court granted the request for a material review of Article 74 of the Law on the Prevention and Eradication of Money Laundering, and cancelled the interpretation that only six institutions has the right to hunt down those committing that crime. This has the potential to return over tens of trillion of rupiah of state funds.
The Supervisory Board of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) found two investigators in a corruption case involving Covid-19 pandemic social assistance guilty of committing ethics violations. The Board considered the investigators had harassed and abused a witness in that case. There is concern that this will affect the verdict in the trial of former Minister of Social Affairs Juliari Peter Batubara.
The Supervisory Board of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) sentenced two investigators of the social assistance corruption scandal at the social affairs ministry. Board member Albertina Ho explains how this organization sentenced those investigators.
The gold mining license issued to Tambang Mas Sangihe for the Sangihe Islands Regency did not obtain the authorization of the ministry of marine affairs and fisheries. The mining endangers the small island ecosystem. Is it true a presidential campaign volunteer is involved?