Seeing the wealthy and influential squirm in court is now a weekly front-page affair for Indonesians. But Friday marks the first time an active cabinet minister has been named a suspect by the country’s anti-graft body, or KPK.
Youth and Sports Minister Andi Mallarangeng will face charges of graft for his role in a multimillion dollar sports project.
Mallarangeng oversaw the construction of the sports facility in West Java, which is believed to have cost the state $25 million in losses. A government audit identified numerous irregularities and violations.