Friday, 27 July, 2012 | 16:22 WIB
Suspicious Financial Transactions Involving House Budget Committee
TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta:The Center for Financial Transaction Reporting and Analysis (PPATK) has also compiled reports on 1,000 separate suspicious financial transactions by the 10-member House of Representatives Budget Commission (Banggar DPR). PPATK chief, M. Yusuf, said they had done an in-depth review and had reported the findings to investigators.
"This new number has emerged from the more than 2,000 transactions under a single review. We discovered new suspicious transactions by the 10 members of the House Budget Commission," said M. Yusuf, at a press conference at PPATK office, Jakarta, Thursday, July 26, 2012.
According to Yusuf, the nominal transactions vary from Rp100 million to Rp3 billion. There were even transactions in the tens and hundreds of billions. "The transactions were cash, very risky. We used this as a reference for something to be explored," he said.
PPATK thinks that there are indications that the transactions may be criminal. Even without mentioning names, Yusuf says several people recognize the indications. He also states that PPATK has reported a total of more than 20 Banggar members, including the report on the person making a fuss about the Deputy Minister of Justice and Human Rights and the KPK.
On that occasion, Yusuf has requested the Corruption Eradication Commission to use the Law of Money Laundering (TPPU) in handling the cases. "I hope the KPK is starting to use the TPPU, especially Article 5. This is to assist the evidence verification process and to uphold justice," he said. ANGGA SUKMA WIJAYA