In a startling revelation, the Chairman of Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), Firli Bahuri, announced that his agency has received 33 reports on suspicious transactions within the Ministry of Finance.
These reports were handed over to the KPK by the Special Task Force on Money Laundering, led by the Coordinating Minister for Politics, Law and Security, Mahfud MD.
Out of the 33 reports, 11 reports are currently under investigation, 12 reports have entered the prosecution stage, five reports are under review, and three have been handed over to the police for further action. Unfortunately, due to inadequate data, two of the total reports remain unprocessed by the KPK.
During a working meeting with the Parliament’s Commission III on June 8, 2023, Bahuri disclosed that the total value of transactions mentioned in the Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (PPATK) reports amounts to a staggering IDR 25.36 trillion.
The discovery of these suspicious transactions within the Ministry of Finance gained widespread attention after Ivan Yustiavandana, the Head of the Financial Transaction Reporting and Analysis Center, brought them to light.
Following the findings, Minister Mahfud MD, who also chairs the Task Force on Money Laundering, promptly initiated further actions. The PPATK’s findings were subsequently handed over to law enforcement agencies, including the KPK.
16 suspects named
Bahuri went on to explain that, out of all the received reports, the KPK is currently processing 12 cases of suspicious transactions.
These investigations have implicated 16 former employees of the Ministry of Finance. “I would like to announce that we have concluded our investigations into the 16 suspects involved, with transactions amounting to IDR 8.5 trillion,” stated Bahuri.
In response to the KPK’s revelations, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani does not appear to be concerned, stating that the findings were related to past events that had already been addressed.
“Those are old incidents from years ago, and the cases have already been handled,” Sri Mulyani said on Thursday, June 8, 2023.
Below is the list of the 16 former Ministry of Finance employees who have been implicated as suspects and convicts:
- Adhi Pramono – transaction value: IDR 60.16 billion;
- Eddi Setiadi – transaction value: IDR 51.80 billion;
- Istadi Prahastanto – transaction value: IDR 3.99 billion;
- Heru Sumarwanto – transaction value: IDR 3.99 billion;
- Sukiman – transaction value: IDR 15.61 billion;
- Natan Pasomba – transaction value: IDR 40 billion;
- Suherlan – transaction value: IDR 40 billion;
- Yul Dirga – transaction value: IDR 53.88 billion;
- Hadi Sutrisno – transaction value: IDR 2.76 trillion;
- Agus Susetyo – transaction value: IDR 818.29 billion;
- Aulia Imran Maghribi – transaction value: IDR 818.29 billion;
- Ryan Ahmad Rinas – transaction value: IDR 818.29 billion;
- Veronika Lindawati – transaction value: IDR 818.29 billion;
- Yulmanizar – transaction value: IDR 3.22 trillion;
- Wawan Ridwan – transaction value: IDR 3.22 trillion;
- Alfred Simanjuntak – transaction value: IDR 1.27 trillion.