But he acknowledged that he had no concrete evidence to back up the claims.
The youth and sports ministry did not respond to requests for comment.
However, local media quoted Youth and Sports Ministry secretary Gatot S. Dewa Broto as saying that the claims were unfounded.
“We just need to prove (that he’s wrong) by doing our work,” Broto reportedly said.
Indonesia‘s Corruption Eradication Commission said Hidayat should file a formal complaint outlining his claims.
The archipelago of more than 260 million is riddled with corruption at all levels of society and its parliament is widely viewed as one of its most graft-hit institutions.