Mahfud MD: Two State Insurance Firms Corruption are Linked



Petir Garda Bhwana

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Coordinating Minister of Politics, Law, and Security Affairs, Mahfud MD, said he found similarities between two massive cases of alleged corruption in two state-owned insurance companies; the Asuransi Sosial Angkatan Bersenjata Republik Indonesia (Asabri) and Jiwasraya. 

    The former is an insurer managing social insurance and pension funds of personnel in the National Police, Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI), and Defense Ministry employees. 

    “[Both cases] share the same modus operandi. In fact, they may involve the same people,” said Mahfud at his headquarters in Central Jakarta on Monday, January 13. 

    However, the former constitutional court Chief justice was not keen to entirely reveal his findings until he summons the State-owned Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir and Finance Minister Sri Mulyani this week. Erick is currently in a state visit overseas. 

    The meeting between the three, said Mahfud MD, will discuss the alleged massive corruption in the two state-owned insurance firms that cost the country north of Rp10 trillion. He also promised that - if found guilty - the cases would be taken to court.