The former president of the Indonesian central bank, Burhanuddin Abdullah, has been sentenced to five years’ imprisonment for corruption. He must also pay a fine of 18,500 euros. The 60-year-old former president was found guilty of embezzling 8.5 million euros in bank funds. He used the money to bribe lawmakers and hire lawyers to defend bank officials facing corruption allegations. Abdullah, whose term as bank president ended in May this year, has always protested his innocence. He says he will appeal the sentence and continue to fight for justice. (Radio Netherlands)

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