KPK questions BI deputy
governor over Century bailout

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on Thursday questioned former Bank Indonesia deputy governor Budi Mulya as a witness in the Bank Century bailout case.

According to the results of a forensic audit by the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK), Budi received Rp 1 billion (US$112,930) from former Century owner Robert Tantular.

Budi, who has been removed from his strategic post and is now posted as deputy in charge of asset monitoring, including for the maintenance of the central bank museum, has denied allegations that he received bribes from Robert. Instead, he says the money was for his personal business and didn’t have anything to do with the central bank decision to grant a bailout package for Bank Century at that time.

KPK spokesman Johan Budi said the commission intended to investigate the disbursement, despite not having received a complete copy of the audit result from the BPK.

“We will dig for more information and explore all possibilities surrounding this fact,” Johan said Thursday as quoted by kompas.com.

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