Indonesia: Youth and Sports Minister named suspect in bribery case hinh anh 1Youth and Sports Minister Imam Nahrawi (Source: cnnindonesia.com)

Jakarta (VNA)
Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has named Youth and Sports Minister Imam Nahrawi a suspect in a bribery case.

Nahrawi is suspected of accepting 26.5 billion rupiah (1.87 million USD) in bribes from the National Sports Committee (KONI) between 2014 and 2018 in return for facilitating its funding, said KPK Deputy Chairman Alexander Marwata.

The money had allegedly been used for his personal use. Nahrawi’s assistant Miftahul Ulum is also a suspect in the case, according to the KPK.

In this case, two officials of the KONI were arrested, while three others were named suspects and are undergoing investigations.

Indonesia is stepping up the fight against corruption in sports, which has been seen as the hindrance to efforts to improve achievements of the country’s athletes./.

VNA