Kamis , 30 November 2017, 04:03 WIB

Sandiaga reveals two options for solving Sumber Waras case

Rep: Sri Handayani, Idealisa Masyrafina/ Red: Reiny Dwinanda
Raisan Al Farisi/Republika
Sandiaga Uno
Sandiaga Uno

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Jakarta deputy governor Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno was asked by Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani to follow up the Audit Board of the Republic of Indonesia's (BPK) finding on Sumber Waras hospital land acquisition in order to prevent polemics in the future.

Sandiaga said, the order came as minister's response to the case of purchasing 3,6 hectare land located at Kyai Tapa 1 Street, West Jakarta.

"I have two options, whether to ask for a refund of Rp191,3 billion of state losses or cancel the transaction," Sandiaga said at City Hall, Jakarta, on Wednesday. 

According to Sandiaga, Jakarta provincial government has asked Sumber Waras Health Foundation (YKSW) to return the money. The Foundation denied it as they thought the request has no ground basis.

"Rather than a deadlock, we prefer to pay a visit to the hospital. We will ensure the follow up on BPK's finding until the land acquisition case is clear and we can immediately begin the construction," Sandiaga said.

He has heard YKSW's refusal to return the money. But, Jakarta provincial government could not cancel the transaction unilaterally.

"If the dispute continued, cancellation of the agreement could be done through the court's order," Sandiaga said.  

Sandiaga prefered to have a dialogue with Sumber Waras officials rather than taking legal step. He wanted to reach agreement so the land bought by Jakarta provincial government could be utilized soon.

Moreover, Sumber Waras hospital is a long awaited project for cancer patients.   

Based on Inspection Report (LHP), Audit Board on the Jakarta's Financial Statement of 2014 stated there was an indication of state losses of Rp191,3 billion in the purchasing of Sumber Waras hospital's land. 

Compared to the price given by YKSW to PT Ciputra Karya Utama (CKU) in 2013 amounted Rp564,3 billion, Jakarta provincial government bought the land in a higher price. CKU then cancelled the purchase since the land can not be used for commercial needs.

BPK has given its recommendation to Jakarta governor to impose sanctions on the Land Purchasing team which was considered inaccurate and not careful in examining the land location based on the Land Value Zone.

On contrary, former Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) argued, Jakarta provincial government benefited by the purchase because of the taxable value in 2014 was Rp20,7 million per square meter and the acquisition cost was Rp755 billion.