Foreign news agencies reported that yesterday (Aug 23, 64) a court in Jakarta Indonesia’s former social affairs minister, Juliari Batubara, has been jailed for 12 years after being found guilty of accepting $1.2 million in cash from two contractors. that the authorities hired to prepare food bags to deliver to people affected by the coronavirus outbreak
In addition to the imprisonment The court also ordered a fine of 500 million rupiah, or about 1.1 million baht, or paid an additional six months in prison, and was ordered to pay damages. Which is estimated to be around $1 million or about 33 million baht or face an additional two years in prison.
Authorities arrested Juliari Batubara in December 2020 and conducted a search. which found cash hidden in a suitcase Lots of backpacks and paper envelopes.
Indonesia’s anti-corruption bureau said that in recent years Has arrested several government officials, one of which is Idi Prabowo, Minister for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries. He was jailed for five years in a bribe case related to the export of lobster baby. last month