Indonesia: MP and Ex Riau Governor Jailed For Corruption

Updated On: Sep 01, 2008

The Indonesian Corruption Court has sentenced Saleh Djasit to four years in prison after finding the former Riau governor guilty of embezzling Rp 4.7 billion (US$5.1 million) in the 2003 procurement of fire engines for the province.

Saleh, now a member of the House of Representatives' Commission VII overseeing mining and environmental affairs, was blamed for illegally approving the purchase.

The court sentenced former Makassar mayor Baso Aminudin Maula to four years in jail last March in the same case.

The graft case also implicates businessman Hengky Samuel Daud, who is at large, former Medan mayor Abdillah and his former deputy Ramli.

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is developing its investigation into the case, which evolved around an official circular issued by then home minister Hari Sabarno in 2003.

Source: Jakarta Post, 29 Aug 2008, Ex-governor gets 4 years

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