The disgraced Minister of Social Affairs Juliari Peter Batubara faced the first hearing of his trial on April 21, 2021, after going through four months of inquisition. Juliari is indicted with three charges and allegedly received Rp32.48 billion. In the indictment, the prosecutors of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) mentioned the dozens of companies that gave Juliari and his intermediaries rewards for securing their involvement in the Ministry of Social Affairs’ social assistance program throughout 2020.

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