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KPK expresses commitment to solve Bank Century bailout case

Kamis 22 Nov 2018 08:30 WIB

Rep: Puti Almas/ Red: Reiny Dwinanda

KPK deputy chairman, Saut Situmorang (center)

KPK deputy chairman, Saut Situmorang (center)

Foto: Republika/Edi Yusuf
KPK reopens the investigation of Bank Century bailout case last week.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA — Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has expressed commitment to immediately solve Bank Century bailout case. The anti-graft institution reopened the investigation of the case through the examination of several witnesses last week.

“Sure, we have commitment that this (case) should be solved immediately, so just wait for the process,” said KPK deputy chairman, Saut Situmorang on Wednesday (Nov 21).

KPK suspected Bank Century bailout case was not carried out by one person only. In the case, Jakarta Corruption Court has sentenced former Bank Indonesia (BI) governor Budi Mulya to 10 years imprisonment in July 2014. In April 2015, Budi has been sentenced by Supreme Court (MA) cassation 15 years imprisonment and a fine Rp 1 billion or eight months confinement.

However, based on the verdict, there were several people allegedly also responsible in Bank Century bailout case. According to KPK, investigator will develop the judge decision against Budi Mulya.

“Yes it’s the process, to develop the decision from Budi Mulya, about the process investigators know more,” Saut added.

Also read: Courts orders KPK to name another Bank Century suspects

Earlier, KPK has questioned Budi Mulya at Sukamiskin Penitentiary in Bandung, West Java in the further investigation of Bank Century bailout case. In addition, former vice president who is also former Bank Indonesia governor Boediono, former BI deputy governor Miranda Swaray Goeltom and Financial Services Authority (OJK) board of commassioners chairman, Wimboh Santoso have been questioned last week.

South Jakarta District Court has ordered KPK to continue its investigation into 2008 Bank Century bailout case, which reportedly caused more than Rp 7 trillion in state losses. Sole judge Efendi Muhtar ruled in favour of anti-graft activists grouped under Indonesian Anti-Corruption Community (MAKI), who had filed a pretrial motion against the anti graft body accused of being slow in handling the case.

The judge said KPK had to name several figures implicated in the case, among others Boediono and former Financial Services Authority chairman and then BI deputy governor Muliaman D. Hadad.

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