JAKARTA - Investigators from Indonesia's anti-corruption commission have detained the government's former investment chief, Theo Toemion. Lawyer Sugeng Teguh Santoso says Mr Toemin is being held over a probe into funds used by the Investment Coordinating Board to promote Indonesia to foreign businessmen.
An official from the anti-graft commission, Tumpak Panggabean, says investigators are looking into a project linked to investment promotion which was awarded to a local firm without a tender. Mr Santoso says his client had no time to organise a tender because of the tight time frame he was given for the project.
Mr Toemion is the latest high-profile figure to be detained under an anti-graft campaign launched by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono when he took office in October 2004.