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Indonesia's social affairs minister arrested for Covid-19 aid kickbacks

By Jet Damazo-Santos
  • 06 Dec 2020 21:58
  • 06 Dec 2020 22:55
Indonesia’s social affairs minister has been arrested by Indonesia’s anti-graft agency for allegedly receiving 17 billion rupiah ($1.2 million) in kickbacks related to the government’s Covid-19 aid distribution program. 
The Corruption Eradication Commission, or KPK, said over the weekend that Juliari Peter Batubara and two of his staff members are

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Jet Damazo-Santos

Correspondent, Jakarta

Jet Damazo-Santos has been covering antitrust, data protection and other compliance issues in key jurisdictions in Southeast Asia for MLex full time since 2018. She has almost two decades of journalism experience in the Philippines and Indonesia, where she was the associate editor for the Jakarta Globe and the Jakarta bureau chief for Rappler Indonesia prior to joining MLex. She holds a master's degree in Applied Business Economics from the University of Asia and the Pacific.

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