Indonesian Football Federation (PSSI) chairman and graft suspect La Nyalla Mattalitti. (Antara Photo/Zabur Karuru)

Immigration Revokes Graft Fugitive La Nyalla's Passport

BY :JAKARTA GLOBE

APRIL 12, 2016

Jakarta. The Indonesian Immigration Office has revoked the passport of Indonesian Football Federation (PSSI) chairman and graft fugitive La Nyalla Mattalitti, who has he fled the country to avoid investigation, an official said on Monday (11/04).

As reported by Detik.com, Immigration Director General Ronny F. Sompie said La Nyalla's passport has been revoked since April 7, when he was detected in Singapore. Ronny added that the immigration office has circulated a notification letter to all countries in Southeast Asia.

The passport revocation aims to make it easier for prosecutors to bring La Nyalla back to Indonesia, where the East Java Prosecutors' Office is looking to question him.

With his passport revoked, La Nyalla would not be able to move to other countries.

La Nyalla was named a suspect on March 17 for allegedly misappropriating billions of rupiah the provincial administration paid in grants to the East Java Chamber of Trade and Industry in 2012, during his time as its chairman.

The charges against La Nyalla were announced on the day he left the country for Malaysia, according to East Java's chief prosecutor, E.S. Maruli Hutagalung.

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