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Jakarta Post

BPK investigating two new cases in Jakarta

  • Callistasia Anggun Wijaya
    Callistasia Anggun Wijaya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, June 23, 2016   /  03:33 pm
BPK investigating two new cases in Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama is pictured in his office at City Hall in Jakarta. ( Sari Aziza)

The Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) is investigating alleged irregularities in a West Cengkareng land acquisition case and a Bina Marga road agency procurement, says Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama.

The acquisition of land in West Cengkareng, West Jakarta, was conducted in 2015 for low-cost apartments, the governor said on Thursday, adding that some people were suspected of falsifying official documents regarding the land worth some Rp 600 billion (US$45.21 million).

“We suspect that there are people who forged the city’s official documents. We have reported our suspicions to the Corruption Eradication Commission [KPK] and the police. The BPK is now holding the data about the project,” Ahok said at City Hall after meeting with a BPK representative.

The BPK would need 50 to 54 days to audit the case, the governor said.

Regarding the Bina Marga project, the BPK is investigating the procurement of heavy equipment through an electronic catalog by the National Procurement Agency (LKPP), the governor said.

Neither Ahok nor BPK representative I Nyoman Wara would reveal the amount of state funds potentially lost in the cases.

Previously, the BPK investigated a case of land acquisition for a hospital in West Jakarta. In reporting the results of the investigation, the BPK said the purchase had potentially caused Rp 191 billion in state losses. The KPK then stopped its investigation, saying there were no criminal elements in the case. (bbn)

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