Indonesian Ex-minister Gets Five Years In Baby Lobster Graft Case
Faizan Hashmi 15 days ago Thu 15th July 2021 | 05:10 PM
Jakarta, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 15th Jul, 2021 ) :Indonesia's former fisheries minister Edhy Prabowo was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday after he was convicted in a corruption case linked to baby lobster exports.
Prabowo, 48, was among more than a dozen suspects arrested last year on charges that they took bribes for issuing permits to export the crustaceans.
The shipments were banned under Prabowo's predecessor due to sustainability concerns.
"(Prabowo) did not set a good example as a public official.
Graft remains a big problem in the Southeast Asian nation, where politicians are widely seen as among the most corrupt public officials.
In a separate case, Indonesia's former social affairs minister Juliari Batubara was awaiting sentencing on charges that he took $1.2 million in bribes linked to food aid for those hit by the coronavirus pandemic.