KPK Summons Gajah Tunggal Ex-Financial Director

Friday, 19 May 2017 , 20:00:00 WIB -

Pretrial of Bank Indonesia Liquidity Assistance (BLBI) letter of receipt (SKL) issuance corruption suspect, Syafruddin Arsyad Temenggung, at the South Jakarta State Court, Jakarta, Monday (15/5). Syafruddin´s lawyers canceled their pretrial motion with an excuse of fixing their claim. (ANTARA)

The anti-graft commission (KPK) has summoned the ex-President Commissioner and Financial Director of PT Gajah Tunggal, Mulyati Gozali. He’s summoned as a witness for suspect Syafruddin Arsyad Temenggung.

"KPK also summoned the other witnesses," said KPK Chairman Febri Diansyah to journalists, Friday (19/5/2017).

Besides a former official of PT Gajah Tunggal, KPK also summoned the Head of the National Bank Restructuring Agency’s (BPPN) Loan Work-Out I Asset Management Credit Division, Jusak Kazan.

Previously, KPK stated they will investigate into the liable assets of BLBI in PT Gajah Tunggal Tbk, a wheel manufacturer.

In the previous investigation, KPK once clarified about how BPPN manipulate the liables of PT Bank Dagang Nasional Indonesia (BDNI), especially a company under the leadership of Sjamsul Nursalim. KPK stated they will refer to the corporation law to recover the state assets optimally.

The corruption case occurred in April 2004 when the Head of BPPN, Syafruddin Temenggung, issued a letter of receipt (SKL) for Sjamsul Nursalim, the controlling shareholder of BDNI. Despite this, Sjamsul still has the responsibility to the state.

The SKL refers to the Presidential Instruction no.8/2002 issued on December 20, 2002, by Megawati Soekarnoputri, the President at that time. KPK mentioned that the state had to suffer losses worth Rp3.7 trillion because of Syafruddin’s action. (mfb/dtc)