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Indonesia Probes Formula E Payments: Kompas


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Probe centres around payments allegedly made by the Jakarta metropolitan government to organisers while racing was suspended


Brazilian driver Luca di Grassi takes an electric Formula E racing car for a spin past the Colosseum in Rome. Photo: Reuters

 

Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has begun investigating allegations of corruption related to the administration of Formula E, the electric vehicle racing tournament, the Jakarta daily Kompas reported on Friday.

The investigation centres around payments allegedly made by the Jakarta metropolitan government to Formula E organisers while the racing was suspended during the coronavirus pandemic.

Lawmaker Anggara Wicitra Sastroamidjojo told Kompas he did not know yet if the payments were made to an appropriate organisation such as the Formula E governing body in the UK, or to a third party.

Read the full report: Kompas

 

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George Russell

George Russell is a freelance writer and editor based in Hong Kong who has lived in Asia since 1996. His work has been published in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, New York Post, Variety, Forbes and the South China Morning Post.

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