JAKARTA -- The name of a top Indonesian minister appeared in leaked documents detailing the use of offshore tax havens by the wealthy, a local newspaper reported Monday.
Luhut Binsar Panjaitan, coordinating minister for politics, law and security affairs, was listed in the Panama Papers as the director of a corporation registered in the Seychelles, according to the Koran Tempo. Panjaitan denied any involvement with the company, saying he had never heard of it, while acknowledging that someone could have used his name in setting it up.
Panjaitan has supported President Joko Widodo since before he took office. Widodo's administration would suffer a heavy blow should this issue force Panjaitan to consider stepping down.