POLRI/Indonesian National Police and Interpol are still trying to find the exact location of Muhammed Nazaruddin, who is accused of accepting bribes in athletes' village project worth almost $3 million, officials said Thursday.
National Police Chief General Police Timur Pradopo told reporters that authorities has been 'doing their best' to bring Muhammad Nazaruddin back to Jakarta. The former treasurer of the governing Democratic Party was officially named a suspect late June in a bribery case involving an athletes' village project in Jakabaring, Palembang. The Interpol has listed him in its Red Notice list to seek his arrest or provisional arrest with a view to extradition.
Indonesia's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) officials previously requested a travel ban on Nazaruddin, but he fled to Singapore on May 23, a day before the directorate general of immigration at the Law and Human Rights Ministry issued the ban. He claimed to have traveled for a medical check-up, but his whereabouts have been unknown ever since.