OCA Reprimands Indonesia for Asian Games Graft Case

Indonesian Olympic Committee (KOI) deputy chairman Muddai Madang, second from right, during the launch of the 2018 Asian Games logo in Jakarta in July 2016. (Photo courtesy of the Sports Ministry)

By : Hendro Situmorang | on 8:41 PM December 06, 2016
Category : Sports, More Sports, Olympic

Jakarta. The Olympic Council of Asia is aware of graft allegations against Dody Iswandi, secretary general of the Indonesian Olympic Committee, or KOI, involving abuse of a marketing project to promote the 2018 Asian Games.

KOI deputy chairman Muddai Madang clarified that the OCA has already responded to the matter.

"Yes, we were reprimanded, because the OCA doesn't want the Asian Games to be perceived badly by the public. The OCA owns the trademarks of the Games, so hopefully we can learn from this case," Muddai said at KOI's offices in Jakarta on Monday (05/12).

Furthermore, the OCA will discuss the case in a coordination meeting in Jakarta on Dec. 14-15.

"The OCA warned us that the case should not interfere with the preparations for the Asian Games. We believe this case will motivate us to organize the event successfully," Muddai said.

KOI says has managed the Asian Games organizing committee properly and conformed to good ethical standards.

"We actually have been cooperating with related parties for supervision. We also included Taufiequrachman Ruki, former acting chairman of the Corruption Eradication Commission [KPK] as a committee member," he explained.

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