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Jakarta Post

Gayus claims new ammo against Bakrie

  • Rendi A. Witular and Hans David Tampubolon

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, June 5 2010   /  11:11 am

The tax office plans to seek more evidence from the police to follow up new claims of tax irregularities at firms linked to the politically wired Bakrie family.Directorate General of Taxation spokesman Iqbal Alamsjah said Friday his office would verify claims by former low-ranking tax official Gayus Tambunan about payments he claimed to have received from three Bakrie-linked mining companies to help settle their tax problems.Iqbal said the office might reopen the books of PT Bumi Resources and its subsidiaries, PT Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC) and PT Arutmin, to investigate the claims, and would seek police help to get more evidence.
“Any new information leading to indications of tax crimes will be looked into thoroughly,” he said.“However, we don’t have access to any information from the police as Gayus’ case is a criminal one,
and is not directly related to tax crimes. Howev...