Indonesia's social affairs minister arrested for allegedly receiving kickbacks linked to COVID-19 aid

Indonesia's social affairs minister arrested for allegedly receiving kickbacks linked to COVID-19 aid

Channel NewsAsia - Asia·2020-12-06 13:01

JAKARTA: Indonesian anti-corruption officials have arrested the country’s social affairs minister for allegedly receiving US$ 1.2 million kickbacks from two contractors tasked with distributing aid to people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The minister, Juliari Batubara was brought in for questioning at the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) headquarters in Jakarta at about 3am local time on Sunday (Dec 6) under heavy security by anti-graft officials.

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