House meets KPK, AGO, and police to evaluate Century Bank scandal
The House of Representative’s monitoring committee, reviewing the Century Bank scandal, has invited National Police chief Gen.Timur Pradopo, Attorney General Basrief Arief and Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) chief Busyro Muqoddas to evaluate the bank scandal, which allegedly caused a Rp. 6.7 trillion loss in state funds.
The House is now involved in a debate with KPK officials to draft its final conclusions.
Legislators insist that there were indications of graft during Century Bank’s bail out process. While KPK officials, on the other hand, still state that they saw no sign of corruption behind the bail out.
Democratic Party member Sucipto suggested that the hearing should be delayed as to provide both parties an opportunity to review all the facts first.
"Maybe we should delay the meeting and then meet again once we are ready with more solid data," Sucipto.
The meeting is still ongoing.
Century Bank, which has now reemerged as Mutiara Bank, had been suspected of receiving state funds worth Rp 6.7 trillion from the government even though, in reality, conditions hadn't allowed the bank to receive the funds.