TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) demanded former youth and sports minister Imam Nahrawi be sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment and a fine of up to Rp500 million or a subsidiary jail term of six months.
“We declare that defendant Imam Nahrawi is proven guilty of committing crimes,” KPK prosecutor Ronald Worotikan read the indictment at the Jakarta Corruption Court, Friday, June 12.
Other than the main sentence, the prosecutor also demanded the former minister pay Rp19 billion, as well as a revocation of the latter’s political rights to be elected as a public official for five years after serving the sentence.
The prosecutor argued that Imam was proven to have received a bribe worth Rp11.5 billion related to the disbursement of the ministry’s grant funds for the National Sports Committee (KONI). The bribe was given to expedite the process proposed by KONI in 2018.
The prosecutor said the bribe was delivered through Imam’s personal assistant, Miftahul Ulum, who was charged with nine years in jail.
Imam was also proven to have received gratification worth Rp8.6 billion while serving as minister. The gratuity came from the KONI Secretary-General Ending Fuad Hamidy and was related to the Indonesia Gold Program.
The KPK prosecutor assessed that Imam Nahrawi's actions had hampered the development and achievement of Indonesian athletes. Imam was also considered uncooperative and had admitted his mistakes. Meanwhile, considerations that lightened the charges against the defendant included the fact that he had been polite and had family responsibilities.
M ROSSENO AJI