It is the most luxurious in this area
Pekanbaru, Riau (ANTARA News) - The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) said it suspected that a luxurious house belonging to Riau Governor HM Rusli Zainal in this provincial city is a gift from the contractor building Pekanbaru`s main stadium.

The anti graft body has named the governor a suspect in a graft case in the construction of sports facilities used in the recent National Sports Week held in the city.

A number of regional legislative assembly members have also been named suspects and arrested in the same case.

"We have raided the house and we found something suspicious," Kristian, chief of KPK team of investigators, said here on Wednesday.

The house at Jalan Utama, Pekanbaru, is large and imposing in Malay architecture with ample yard behind high strong fence.

The new house is still empty as it is not yet fully completed.

"It is the most luxurious in this area," Jusman, who lived in the neighborhood, said.

KPK spokesman Johan Budi said the agency will confiscate any property of the governor is found to be part of ill gotten assets.

Currently KPK is still taking inventory of the assets of Rusli, who is also charged with corruption in forestry case.

"They will certainly be confiscated for the state if they had been procured with graft money," he said.


Editor: Ella Syafputri
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