Sandiaga Uno No Longer Daunted by Panama Papers Allegations

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  • Sandiaga Uno, Jakarta gubernatorial candidate. TEMPO/Friski Riana

    Sandiaga Uno, Jakarta gubernatorial candidate. TEMPO/Friski Riana

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Sandiaga Uno, the gubernatorial candidate who recently gets the backing of Jakarta regional leadership council of the National Awakening Party (PKB) ahead of 2017 regional election, said he is undaunted by threat posed by Panama Papers allegations.

    “No, I’m not afraid,” Sandiaga told Tempo Thursday after the declaration of PKB endorsement for Sandiaga in Cakung.

    Sandiaga said he upholds the principles of transparency, adding that transparency is what the people want. “I see that the people want more transparency,” Sandiaga said.

    Sandiaga Uno is listed among the owners of offshore companies in the Panama Papers scandal. The shell companies were set up by a legal firm Mossack Fonseca. Sandiaga said in April that he would disclose all his assets should he become a public official.

    Sandiaga said he will release his campaign finance report of the past six months. Sandiaga said he had been carrying out impromptu visits before he secured PKB support.

    Sandiaga is endorsed by the Great Indonesia Movement (Gerindra) Party to run for governor in the 2017 Jakarta election.

    DEVY ERNIS