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