“I do apologize for my inability to control my subordinates. And I urge the KPK and prosecutors to uncover the extent of corruption within the Indonesian National Sports Council (KONI). I also call on the authorities to drop all charges against me and rehabilitate my name.”
The KPK has alleged that Imam accepted the kickbacks from KONI Secretary General Ending Fuad Hamidy and KONI Secretary General Johnny E. Awuy while serving as sports minister during President Joko Widodo’s first term between 2014 and 2019.
Investigators said he used the funds to speed up a grant proposed by KONI for supervising several athletic events in 2018, including the 2018 Asian Games and Asian Para Games.
Aside from Rp. 11.5 billion in bribes, the KPK and the Attorney General’s Office said Imam accepted an additional Rp. 8.64 billion from officials in his ministry. They also urge a 10-year jail sentence, a Rp. 500 million fine and a ban from public office for up to five years after his release.
(Writer: Ardito Ramadhan/Editor: Krisiandi)
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