Mahfud Md: Papua Governor Lukas Enembe Alleged Bribery and Gratification Case is Not Political

- 24 September 2022 09:28 WIB
Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Mahfud Md. (Photo/twitter@mohmahfudmd)
Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Mahfud Md. (Photo/twitter@mohmahfudmd)

JAKARTADAILY.ID – Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Mahfud Md emphasized that the corruption case that ensnared Papuan Governor Lukas Enembe was a legal case and not a political one.

Mahfud also mentioned the Papua Special Autonomy Fund during the time of Lukas Enembe did not turn out to be anything.

"The case of Lukas Enembe once again I emphasize is a legal case, not a political case and it is on the orders of the law and the aspirations of the Papuan people," said Mahfud Md to reporters at the Unisma campus, Malang City, Friday September 23,2022.

Mahfud alluded to the large amount of funds issued by the government during Papua's Otsus. The amount reached Rp. 1000.7 trillion, which was disbursed since 2001. During the leadership of Lukas Enembe, the amount of Otsus funds managed reached Rp 500 trillion.

Also read: PPATK Discovers Rp 560 Billion Funds from Papua Governor Lukas Enembe Flowing to a Casino Abroad

"The state has disbursed up to Rp 1000.7 trillion through Otsus funds. The people have been poor since the Special Autonomy Law was enacted. Since the time when Lukas Enembe took office, it was more than Rp 500 trillion (Otsus funds were disbursed), the people have remained poor," he said.

Mahfud said that the findings of Lukas Enembe's alleged corruption of Rp 1 billion were only preliminary evidence.

This was followed by the blocking of cash from Luke's account worth Rp 71 billion.

Also read: Nine Civilians Killed, One Severely Injured in a Brutal Attack by the Papuan Armed Criminal Group

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