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Jakarta Post

Anies, Sandiaga to use BPK reports in corruption eradication

  • Callistasia Anggun Wijaya
    Callistasia Anggun Wijaya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, December 9, 2016   /  11:47 pm
Anies, Sandiaga to use BPK reports in corruption eradication Upbeat -- Jakarta gubernatorial candidate Anies Baswedan (pictured) speaks in front of his supporters during an event to mark the birthday of Prophet Muhammad, or Maulid Nabi, in Jakarta on Dec. 4. (Antara/Rosa Panggabean)

The campaign team of Jakarta governor and deputy governor candidates, Anies Baswedan and Sandiaga Uno, has said the pair will use Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) reports as their reference point in ridding the provincial administration of corruption.

Citing a BPK report dated May 31, Anies-Sandiaga campaign team spokesperson Bambang Widjojanto, who is also a former Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) commissioner, said there had been a lot of potential for corruption within the Jakarta administration under the leadership of Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama.

Bambang further said the BPK report showed the current administration did not use a proper accounting system to record the city’s fixed assets. The report also revealed some of the Jakarta administration’s working units did not have proper documentation of the city's assets, he went on.

Bambang noted the report revealed 15 violations allegedly committed by the current administration, which had led it to suffer around Rp 374 billion (US$28.06 million) in losses. 

“I want to ask you: It’s corrupt, isn’t it? The report has clearly shown ongoing corrupt practices both in the previous and current administrations. This is a challenge Anies and Sandi should face,” Bambang said at the pair’s campaign headquarters in Menteng, Central Jakarta, on Thursday.

He said such information should be open to the public.

“We want to use this data to improve on the current failure and bring improvements to all Jakarta residents. We promise to distribute such information to the public in the future,” he said. (ebf)

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