The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) arrested Riau Islands Governor Nurdin Basirum and five others during a meeting at the governor’s residence in Riau Islands on Wednesday evening.
The five individuals have been identified as a regional leader, the regional administration’s maritime affairs agency head and businesspeople.
The KPK apprehended Nurdin for reportedly accepting SG$ 6,000 (US$ 4,422) in bribes from the businesspeople in exchange for a land reclamation permit. The governor, along with the others, have been transferred to the Tanjungpinang Police station for further questioning.
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