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Indonesia's sports minister quits amid graft probe

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Indonesia's sports minister stepped down Friday after being named a suspect in a multi-million-dollar corruption case, in the latest scandal to hit the president's ruling party ahead of 2014 elections. 

Sport Minister Andi Mallarangeng speaks during a press conference in Jakarta. Mallarangeng has stepped down after being named a suspect in a multi-million-dollar corruption case, in the latest scandal to hit the president's ruling party ahead of 2014 elections.

Andi Mallarangeng is the first minister to resign over graft allegations since the country's powerful Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) began operating in 2003 with a mandate to crack down on rampant graft.

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