Jakarta Post

Please Update your browser

Your browser is out of date, and may not be compatible with our website. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below.
Just click on the icons to get to the download page.

Jakarta Post
press enter to search

The Jakarta Post
Video Weather icon 30°C
DKI Jakarta, Indonesia
30°C Partly Cloudy

Dry and mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Wed

    26℃ - 32℃

  • Thu

    25℃ - 32℃

  • Fri

    25℃ - 31℃

  • Sat

    26℃ - 30℃

Ratu Atut indicted for allegedly causing Rp 80b in state losses

  • News Desk
    News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Wed, March 8, 2017 | 09:27 pm
Ratu Atut indicted for allegedly causing Rp 80b in state losses Corruption defendant and former Banten governor Ratu Atut Chosiyah enters the courtroom at the Jakarta Corruption Court on Wednesday. She has been indicted for allegedly causing Rp 79.79 billion in state losses in relation to the procurement of medical equipment in Banten in 2012. (Antara/Ubaidillah)

Graft defendant and former Banten governor Ratu Atut Chosiyah has been indicted for allegedly inflicting Rp 79.79 billion (US$5.95 million) in state losses by allegedly abusing her authority as governor to enrich herself and other parties.

Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) prosecutors read out the indictment during the case's first hearing at the Jakarta Corruption Court on Wednesday.

Atut allegedly misused Banten regional budget funds through budgetary adjustments at the Banten Health Agency in 2012 in relation to the procurement of medical equipment for the Banten provincial administration's partner hospitals.

KPK prosecutor Budi Nugraha said Atut had enriched herself with Rp 3.859 billion, her brother Tubagus "Wawan" Chaeri Wardana with Rp 50 billion, Yuni Astuti (Rp 23.4 billion), then agency head Djadja Buddy Suhardja (Rp 590 million), Ajat Drajat Ahmad Putra (Rp 345 million) and Banten Governor Rano Karno (Rp 300 million).

Atut also allegedly dispersed sums, ranging from Rp 1 million to Rp 134 million, to several other people.

She also allegedly provided facilities, such as vacations to Beijing, to Banten Health Agency officials, the hospital construction survey team, procurement committee and oversight committee members; worth a total of Rp 1.65 billion, to smoothen the project.

"The defendant has caused a total of Rp 79.79 billion in losses to the state," Budi said as reported by tempo.co.

Atut refused to comment after Wednesday’s hearing. (bbs)

 

TRY A DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION

Join the discussions