Social Aid Graft Cost the State Rp35 Billion
Monday, 27 February, 2012 | 14:35 WIB
TEMPO Interactive, Makassar, South Sulawesi:The Anti-Corruption Committee (ACC) has urged the local district courts to immediately review the audits conducted by the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK). The BPK has discovered Rp35 billion in state losses related to the 2008 Social Aid graft case. “The state losses in this case are not Rp8.8 billion, but, in total, the indication of losses points to Rp35 billion. The prosecutor’s office must look into that,” said Irham Amin, ACC spokesman, at his office on Sunday.
BPK, according to Irham, has mapped out the source of funds. Irham explained that the institutions which received the 2008 Social Aid funds and were audited by the BPK found 926 proposals from various institutions. The total amount received by the institution reached Rp35 billion and there are strong indications that this is the correct amount of the losses incurred by the state.
“The prosecutor’s office should set a target in its investigation. If they’re aiming to expose the graft allegations, then, they [the prosecutor’s office] must investigate the funds and the people involved [in the allegation],” Irham asserted.
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