BPK Claims Saving Rp43.4tn State Funds

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) has reported 441 cases indicating audit-related crimes to the authorities as of June 2014. From these findings, the BPK claims to have saved Rp43.4 trillion of state money.

    BPK Chairman Rizal Djalil said 205 cases (46 percent) were submitted the prosecutors office, while 61 (14 percent) were reported to the police. "The remaining 175 findings (40 percent) were submitted to the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK)," he said in his office, last weekend.

    On the same occasion, Rizal also expressed that unqualified opinions in auditing local governments ledgers is not ideal yet, as it is not aligned with the reduction in state losses. In reality, unqualified opinions are often followed by a decrease in state losses.

    Therefore, in the future the BPK will perform audits using a qualitative approach. "By auditing financial statements that are not great but require an audit," said Rizal.

    In addition, Rizal will apply BPK's new standard operating procedure in auditing, where the agency's local representatives could conduct an audit. To date, he said, law enforcement should communicate with the central BPK first before they can perform their own audit. "There will be no more turn-arounds, the audits will be faster," he said. 

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