House Wants Police Investigation on Mega Transfer to Singapore

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 , 09:00:00 WIB -

The headquarter of the House of Representatives

JAKARTA, GRES.NEWS – House of Representatives Commission III wants the National Police to investigate into the Rp19 trillion transfer from Standard Chartered to Singapore.

The Singapore Monetary Authority (MAS) has found in its investigation into Standard Chartered that a number of Indonesians transferred up to US$1.4 billion from Guernsey, UK, to Singapore.

"To date, there has been no statement from Indonesian law enforcers regarding the transfer," said Muslim Ayup, a Commission III member, Tuesday (Nov.21), quoted by

Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Center (PPATK) head Kiagus Ahmad Badaruddin said he can confirm that the transaction took place, but is yet to find out the identity of the 81 Indonesians that made the mega transfer.

Rumor is spread that they are conglomerates and families who own large businesses in Indonesia, including mining companies and a leading taxi company. And former government executives and other wealthy people.

Previously, Director General of Tax, Ken Dwijugiasteadi, said his office is having difficulty finding out the identity of the Indonesians that made the transfer, but they are definitely not organizations. (rm)