Lawmaker questions BPK audit on ministry
A lawmaker questioned the decision by the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) to grant “normal without exception” audit status for the Religious Affairs Ministry despite recent corruption cases.
“This is not in line with the corruption cases that occurred in the ministry. We will urge the BPK to explain this discrepancy,” Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) lawmaker Maruarar Sirait said as quoted by kompas.com on Tuesday.
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) recently announced alleged graft cases on Koran and computer lab procurement at the religious affairs ministry.
Golkar Party lawmaker Zulkarnaen Djabar and his son Dendy Prasetya were named suspects in cases currently under investigation by the KPK.
Zulkarnaen was estimated to have caused approximately Rp 54.4 billion in state losses.
Maruarar acknowledged that the BPK often experienced difficulties in performing audits because there were many audit categories.
He suggested that further audits on state institutions and ministries be made with proper planning. (fzm/iwa)