Social Affairs Minister Juliari Batubara named suspect in graft case

  Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has named Social Affairs Minister Juliari Peter Batubara a suspect in alleged bribery case related to the Covid-19 social aid program for people in the Greater (Jabodetabek) area. “The KPK has named five suspects – JPB (Juliari Peter Batubara), MJS (Matheus Joko Santoso), AW (Adi Wahyono) and as the bribe givers – AIM (Ardian IM) and HS (Harry Sidabuke),” KPK Chairman Firli Bahuri said here on Saturday (5/12) night. In the implementation of the first period of the basic food assistance…

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Social Affairs Minister Juliari Batubara arrives at KPK building

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Social Affairs Minister Juliari Peter Batubara arrived at the The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) building on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at around 2:45 a.m. Western Indonesian Standard Time (WIB). Batubara was wearing a black jacket, brown pants, black hat and mask and entered the KPK building accompanied by a number of KPK officers. He immediately went up using the stairs to the KPk examination room on the 2nd floor. When the media crew tried to ask for his statement, the minister just waved his hand and continued…

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BMKG urges North Sumatra’s residents to stay alert on floods

Medan, N Sumatra (ANTARA) – The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG)-Medan Office has urged North Sumatra’s residents to stay alert to anticipate potential recurrence of flash floods and landslides in the province’s certain areas within the next two days. The tropical cyclone in Sri Lanka’s atmosphere had turned to low pressure in the Bay of Bengal. This condition potentially triggered heavy downpours in certain areas of North Sumatra, the agency’s climatologist, Utami Al Khairiyah, said here Sunday. The rainstorm of moderate to heavy intensity potentially strikes North Sumatra’s western…

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Social Affairs Ministry to open access for KPK widely on graft case

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Ministry of Social Affairs will open for the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) widely to investigate the alleged corruption case of social assistance funds that dragged Social Affairs Minister Juliari P Batubara. “This is a form of our seriousness and the full support of the Ministry of Social Affairs in the efforts to eradicate corruption,” the Secretary General of the Social Affairs Ministry Hartono Laras said here on Sunday, during an online press conference. The Ministry of Social Affairs, he said, expressed readiness to provide the information…

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President Jokowi warns Indonesian ministers to not commit corruption

Jakarta (ANTARA) – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has warned his ministers to not commit corruption. “Since the beginning, I have reminded the Indonesian ministers to not commit corruption,” President Joko Widodo said at the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java, Sunday. The President conveyed the statement after the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) named social affairs minister Juliari Peter Batubara a suspect in the alleged bribery case related to the COVID-19 social aid program for residents of the Greater (Jabodetabek) area. On Nov 25, 2020, KPK named Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister…

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President Jokowi to not protect officials involved in corruption

  Jakarta (ANTARA) – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has said that he will not protect officials involved in corruption, including his cabinet ministers. “I will not protect those involved in corruption,” Jokowi said at the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java, Sunday. He made the statement following a report that the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has named Social Affairs Minister Juliari Peter Batubara a suspect in a bribery case concerning the COVID-19 social assistance program for the Jabodetabek (Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang and Bekasi) area this year. “We believe that the…

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