The Jakarta Post
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is committed to helping the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) investigate alleged budget irregularities revealed by the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) in a financial audit report, a KPK official has said.
KPK spokesperson Yuyuk Andriati said the antigraft body had received a formal request from Komnas HAM and would strive to provide assistance as requested.
“We will have a meeting with Komnas HAM commissioners later this week to discuss possible technical assistance the KPK can provide,” she told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.
Komnas HAM chairman Imdadun Rahmat told a press briefing on Monday that he had sent a letter to the KPK, asking it to help investigate irregularities at his commission.
In the report released earlier this year, the BPK discovered alleged made-up spending amounting to Rp 820.2 million (US$62,922) within the commission in 2015.
Komnas HAM established an ethics council and internal team in August to scrutinize the matter and find anyone who may be liable. It asked the antigraft body to help investigate the case because neither the ethics council nor the internal team had the capacity to investigate who was responsible for the misuse of the funds.
The ethics council has declared that a commissioner, identified only as DB, misused Rp 330 million of the commission's official residence rental funds. He has been demoted from his position as a commissioner. (fac/ebf)
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