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KPK nabs former Home Affairs official over bribery, ministry responds

Tempo - February 3, 2022

Moh Khory Alfarizi, Jakarta – The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on Wednesday announced the arrest of the former Home Affairs Ministry's director general of regional finance Mochamad Ardian Noervianto. The anti-graft agency nabbed him over suspicions of bribery in proposing a regional economic recovery plan for the Tolaka District in 2021.

The Home Affairs Ministry's Inspectorate General Tumpak Simanjuntak explains that Ministry leaders will respect the legal procedure for the case that is ongoing.

"This is concerning to us, even though the case is an individual one, it is also an input for the Ministry to strengthen mitigation in the future," said Simanjuntak in a press conference at the KPK headquarters on January 2.

He added that the Ministry constantly reminds employees to work with extra accuracy and care to prevent potential corruption. The Home Affairs Ministry, he said, will review each and every activity following the emergence of this case.

The Ministry pledged to prevent similar cases from recurring in the future and will strengthen its internal prevention against acts of corruption. Ardian Noervianto was named suspect along with two other individuals: East Kolaka Regent Andi Merya Nur and head of the environment agency of Muna District Laode M. Syukur Akbar.

Source: https://en.tempo.co/read/1556866/kpk-nabs-former-home-affairs-official-over-bribery-ministry-respond