AGO cannot summon Boediono, Sri Mulyani for questioning: Hendarman
What's the deal?: Attorney General Hendarman Supandji (center), accompanied by Junior Attorney General of General Crimes Kamal Sofyan (left) and Junior Attorney General of Special Crimes Marwan Effendy (right), attends a hearing at the House of Representatives in Jakarta on Wednesday. The hearing was scheduled to discuss Attorney General Office's stance following a recommendation made by the House about a troubled bailout disbursement in then Bank Century (now Bank Mutiara). Antara/Widodo S. Jusuf
Attorney General Hendarman Supandji said Wednesday that the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) could not summon Vice President Boediono and former finance minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati for another questioning on the Bank Century bailout case.
Hendarman said that the AGO could not summon Boediono and Mulyani because they had been summoned and investigated by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).
“Law No. 30/2002 clearly states that if the KPK has begun its investigation on a certain case, then the AGO is not authorized to investigate the same case,” Hendarman told reporters at the House of Representatives in Jakarta on Wednesday.
“If the KPK decides to hand over the case to us [the AGO], then we can enter,” he added.
The House called in March that the bailout, which rose ten times to Rp 6.76 trillion (US$716 million), as flawed and everyone responsible behind it had to be legally processed by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), the National Police and the AGO.
The bailout was authorized in November 2008 by Boediono, as the then Bank Indonesia governor, and Mulyani.