Former Minister of Youth and Sports (Menpora), Imam Nahrawi revealed his longing to guard the struggle of Indonesian athletes who will perform at the 2019 SEA Games.
Unfortunately the case that ensnared did not allow this. He can only provide support and pray for the Indonesian contingent to gain maximum results in the biennial event.
“Pray for you, the Indonesian contingent is ready to meet the 2019 SEA Games in the Philippines. I always pray for you. I miss being Menpora,” Imam Nahrawi was quoted by Suara.com.
This support was conveyed by Imam when he was undergoing a judicial process for a corruption case that ensnared him. The Menpora which was installed on 19 September 2019 was named as a suspect in a bribery case of grant funds from the Ministry of Youth and Sports to KONI.
During his tenure as Menpora, Iman Nahrawi was known as an authoritative figure. He is also known to the public as a charismatic man and concerned with the development of sports in the country.
His name skyrocketed immediately after his activity in eradicating the Elephant Football issue which was raised at one of the shows on private television. Since then the Imam has been very close to supporters throughout the country. In fact, he is expected to be able to recover Indonesian football which was paralyzed due to bribery and match-fixing.
Even some time ago his name was re-discussed following the case of riots and beatings that occurred at Malaysia’s Bukit Jalil Stadium after the match between Indonesia and Malaysia.
The fruit of the incident was the Malaysian Menpora Syed Saddiq had been criticized for not wanting to say an apology directly. Even though during the riot incident at SGBT, Iman Nahrawi put up his body and immediately apologized directly to the Malaysian Menpora.