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Indonesia jails former top energy regulator for bribery

Published on Apr 29, 2014 6:43 PM
 
Rudi Rubiandini (second from left), head of SKK Migas, Indonesia's energy regulator, accompany by his colleagues, leaves the corruption court in Jakarta, on April 29, 2014, after the judge's verdict. An Indonesian court jailed the former chief energy regulator for seven years Tuesday for accepting more than US$1.5 million (S$1.88 million) in bribes, in a case that increased concerns about the country's business climate. -- PHOTO: AFP

JAKARTA (AFP) - An Indonesian court jailed the former chief energy regulator for seven years Tuesday for accepting more than US$1.5 million (S$1.88 million) in bribes, in a case that increased concerns about the country's business climate.

Rudi Rubiandini was caught red-handed in August at his Jakarta home with stacks of US and Singapore dollars, after anti-corruption investigators trailed a man delivering money to him.

Judges at the Jakarta anti-corruption court found him guilty of accepting around US$1.4 million and S$200,000 in bribes from several companies, mainly in the energy sector.

"His deeds are not in line with the government's programme to eradicate corruption," said Chief Judge Amin Ismanto.

 
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