KPK arrests Transportation Ministry top official

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) arrested on Wednesday evening the Transportation Ministry’s sea transportation director-general, Antonius Tonny Budiono.

“That’s the information we received. We won’t deny that. But we will wait for KPK’s statement,” the ministry’s acting spokesman Hengki Angkasawan told The Jakarta Post on Thursday.

Hengki declined to provide details of the arrest, emphasizing that the ministry was still waiting for further information from the anticorruption body.

Meanwhile, circulated images show that KPK officials have sealed the directorate-general’s office.

Last year, Antonius’s predecessor Bobby R. Mamahit was sentenced to five years in prison for his role in a Rp 40 billion (US$2.99 million) graft case involving the construction of a training facility in Sorong regency, West Papua, in 2011

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