Al Amin Nur Nasution

Apr 11th, 2008, in IM Posts, by

The arrest of politician Al Amin Nur Nasution on corruption charges.

Politician Al Amin Nur Nasution was arrested at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Jakarta on 9th April by agents of the Anti Corruption Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, KPK)).

He was in the company of one Azirwan, the Regional Secretary of Bintan island, Riau province, and believed to be about to hand over 71 million rupiah to that man. Also present was a young lady, believed to be a prostitute. [1]

Al Amin Nur Nasution
Parliament mugshot.

Nasution is from Jambi and was until his arrest a member of the Development Party (Partai Persatuan Pembangunan, PPP), but the PPP have since expelled him. He is married to celebrity dangdut singer Kristina Iswandari, and is best known for this fact, until now.

Kristina Iswandari
Happier days.

The KPK have been investigating Al Amin Nur Nasution for the past six months, in connection to allegations of attempts to remove the protected status of some forest areas in Riau to make way for a new city.

More

In other corruption news former Bank Indonesia governor Burhanuddin Abdullah was on 10th April arrested and formally charged over long-standing allegations that he had bribed a number of MP's in Jakarta, involving the misuse of about 100 billion rupiah ($11 million) in BI funds. [2]

And in Jember, East Java two local parliamentarians were arrested on 10th April over another long-running case involving the misappropriation of 450 million rupiah in legal aid funds and 726 million rupiah in local parliament funds. [3]

Al Amin Nur Nasution was sentenced to ten years imprisonment on April 3rd 2009 by the High Court in Jakarta.


10 Comments on “Al Amin Nur Nasution”

  1. avatar Andrew says:
    April 11th, 2008 at 8:36 am

    Glad to hear – Indonesia is making progress!

  2. avatar Pena Budaya says:
    April 11th, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    So, when bribing a parliament member, you should prepared a prostitute and money? Is this the moral of a parliament member or Indonesian man?

  3. avatar Lairedion says:
    April 11th, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    Pena Budaya,

    This behaviour is not limited to Indonesia. Virtually all democracies have had their fare share of political sex scandals in conjunction with corruption. It’s funny that most of times people from religious parties or people boasting boasting about moral behaviour are involved.

    The KPK have been investigating Al Amin Nur Nasution for the past six months, in connection to allegations of attempts to remove the protected status of some forest areas in Riau to make way for a new city.

    Only after the last tree has been cut down.
    Only after the last river has been poisoned.
    Only after the last fish has been caught.
    Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.

  4. avatar Rob says:
    April 12th, 2008 at 8:57 am

    Forrest Gump…

    “stupid is as stupid does!”

    The reality is that you can never totally eradicate corruption but you can reduce it to low levels…

    Hopefully, the criticism that has been leveled at the KPK over recent times will spur them onto bigger and more successful investigations!

    Merdeka!

  5. avatar Koko says:
    April 12th, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    Well, it’s a step in the right direction right? and as for girls? it’s better to have a deal in hand than to hire without anything happened like Elliot Spitzer.

  6. avatar tatu maulani fuad says:
    April 13th, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    Keep up the good work, you KPK guys. Be always brave and forge on.

  7. avatar Pena Budaya says:
    April 15th, 2008 at 1:37 am

    Only after the last tree has been cut down.
    Only after the last river has been poisoned.
    Only after the last fish has been caught.
    Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.

    Well said Lairedion!

  8. avatar Rob says:
    April 15th, 2008 at 7:28 am

    Maybe in a brave new world, currency will no longer be denominated on pieces of paper and coins…

  9. avatar Ruston Nasution says:
    September 11th, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    You’re a very man to do so.

  10. avatar Purba Negoro says:
    September 11th, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    Chinese businessmen are the ones who bribed him- as always.

    Nasution caught- is merely the effect.
    What about the root cause?

    Yes- bribery is filthy business- but it he didn’t get handed money in a vacuum did he?

    Who bribed him and why- Chinese greed- cutting down forest in Riau for accomodating Western business operating the hydrocarbon industry- the land is cheaper than that publicly available- hence they would have greater profit margins.

    Had Nasution ever actually visited the true proposed area?
    Most likely not. Most probably he was not given the ful lsotry either. Like a filthy crooked greed fool that he is- he happily took the money no questions asked.
    Very typical- it’s in endemic of their culture and nature.

    Our brothers of the Philippines agree: Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago: “China brought corruption to East Asia”- she should know- her husband is half Chinese.

    “Opportunity maketh the Thief”- Saint Thomas Aquinas.



Your view on “Al Amin Nur Nasution” :


RSS
RSS feed
Email

Copyright Indonesia Matters 2006-14
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Contact