Thursday, 12 December 2019

KPK Summons Sjamsul Nursalim over BLBI Graft Case

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) summoned Bank Indonesia Liquidity Support (BLBI) obligor Sjamsul Nursalim in relation to the BLBI graft case entangling former Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA) Syafruddin Temenggung.

    “[Sjamsul] is probed as a witness for SAT [Syafruddin Tumenggung],” KPK spokesperson Febri Diansyah said today, August 25.

    The KPK also summoned Sjamsul’s wife Itjih Nursalim and IBRA official Thomas Maria.

    Read: KPK to Question Former BII Director over BLBI Case

    Previously, Sjamsul and his wife were summoned by the KPK to undergo a questioning in relation the same case on May 29, 2017. However, the two failed to answer the summonses.

    According to Febri, Sjamsul’s testimony is important in the case. The KPK is seeking to solve how Sjamsul managed to get his hands on a debt clearance letter from Syafruddin, although Sjamsul still had a debt amounting to Rp3.75 trillion.

    The debt is the remaining installments for the BLBI funds totaling Rp47.2 trillion channeled by Bank Dagang Nasional Indonesia owned by Sjamsul. When the crisis hit the country, Sjamsul handed over the bank’s assets, companies, and cash to repay the debt.

    The assets could not cover the debt owed by Sjamsul, and he still had Rp4.75 trillion worth of collaterals. However, in 2004, Syafruddin issued a debt clearance letter when Sjamsul turned in Rp1 trillion for the debt repayment.

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