KPK detains former IBRA chief
The Jakarta Post
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) detained on Thursday former Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA) chairman Syafruddin Arsyad Temenggung in connection to a graft case pertaining to irregularities surrounding the disbursement of Bank Indonesia liquidity support (BLBI).
Syafrudin was named a graft suspect in the BLBI case in April.
KPK spokesman Priharsa Nugraha said KPK investigators detained Syafrudin after questioning him on Thursday. "He will be detained at the KPK detention center in East Jakarta," Priharsa told reporters.
Responding to the KPK's move to detain him, Syafrudin said he would cooperate with the antigraft body.
"I will go along with the process and follow all the rules," Syafrudin said as reported by kompas.com.
Syafruddin was the first official to be named a suspect in the case after a three-year investigation that looked into old documents and saw former ministers in president Megawati Soekarnoputri’s Cabinet undergo questioning.
Syafruddin, who was appointed IBRA chairman in 2002, issued a letter for Sjamsul Nursalim, the owner of Bank Dagang Nasional Indonesia (BDNI), freeing him from the obligation to pay Rp 3.7 trillion in debt owed to the government, which disbursed the fund under the BLBI.
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