Taufik Hidayat's comments came after he testified in court last week that he delivered one billion rupiah ($67,000) to the personal assistant of former youth and sports minister Imam Nahrawi, who is on trial for corruption
Around a dozen people were still unaccounted for after record rains that started on New Year's Eve pounded Jakarta and left swathes of the megalopolis, home to some 30 million, under water and with thousands homeless.
Illegal fires to clear land for farming are raging on Indonesia's Sumatra and Borneo islands with firefighters battling round the clock through charred forests, and water-bombing helicopters deployed to douse the flames.
Asian Boxing Championships silver medallist Simranjit Kaur was flawless in her first bout of President's Cup and outpunched Italy’s Francesca Martusciello 5-0 in a commanding performance to enter the final against Indonesia’s Asian Games bronze medallist Hasanah Huswatun
The religious edict, issued in conservative Aceh province, comes after officials in Iraq, Nepal, and the Indian state of Gujarat banned Player Unknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) over fears that it incited real-world violence.
The quake struck at a relatively shallow depth of 17 kilometres off the east coast of Sulawesi island, the USGS said, where a 7.5-magnitude quake-tsunami around the city of Palu killed more than 4,300 people last year.