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Jakarta Post

KPK finds indications of Rp 2.2 trillion graft

  • Irawaty Wardany

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, January 16 2010   /  12:46 pm

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has found Rp 2.2 trillion (US$240 million) in potential losses to the state from the embezzlement of special allocation funds for numerous regions, says an official. KPK deputy chairman for prevention M. Jasin said the potential losses were based on the KPK's preliminary inquiry into data from the Finance Ministry and the National Education Ministry, which he said the antigraft commission would immediately follow up. "Based on Finance Ministry data, 160 regencies and cities have regularly received special allocation funds totaling Rp 2.2 trillion for school building renovations, but data at the National Education Ministry shows the regencies and municipalities do not have school buildings and classrooms that need repair," he said in a joint press conference with relevant officials from the National Education Ministry. He added that bo...