Former minister Dahlan Iskan, left, on Monday (31/10). (Antara Photo/Didik Suhartono)

Former Minister Dahlan Iskan Released on Probation Due to Health Issues


NOVEMBER 01, 2016

Surabaya. Former state-owned enterprises minister Dahlan Iskan, who was arrested last week in relation to a graft case, was released on probation on Monday afternoon (31/10) with authorities citing health concerns.

Dandeni Herdiana, section head of the special crime investigation unit at the East Java Prosecutor's Office, said Dahlan was released at the request of family and his legal team after his health worsened following his arrest last Thursday, Antara news agency reported.

Dahlan is not allowed to travel outside the city and must report himself to East Java Prosecutor's Office every Monday and Thursday, Dandeni said.

Dahlan, a former minister under the Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono administration, left Medaeng Prison in Sidoarjo, East Java, around 9 p.m.

Dahlan was named a suspect and arrested on Thursday for his alleged involvement in the irregular sale of assets belonging to regional government-owned property firm Panca Wira Usaha, which reportedly resulted in state losses worth Rp 83.5 billion ($6.4 million).

Dahlan, who served as president director of Panca Wira Usaha from 2000 to 2010, is accused of illegally selling 33 assets of the property firm below the taxable value.