INDONESIA EX-MINISTER FACES GRAFT CHARGES

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JAKARTA: Indonesian court charged a former sports and youth minister in a multimillion-dollar graft case. Andi Mallarangeng, 50 was charged with abusing power to enrich himself and others in the construction of a sports center in West Java province, worth around 2.5 trillion rupiah ($220 million). The defendant allegedly received more than $852,000 via his brother Andi Zulkarnaen in kickbacks to favor one bidder, and enriched others and several companies in the project, which has caused a state loss of more than $40 million.

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