The Jakarta Post
State banknote printing firm Peruri has denied a rumor circulating on social media that a private firm in Kudus, Central Java, was commissioned to print recently released banknotes.
Peruri head of corporate affairs Eddy Kurnia said the new banknotes were printed at its printing facility in Karawang, West Java.
“It’s not true that the notes were printed in Kudus; they were printed in Karawang,” Eddy said on Friday.
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He said that as stipulated by law, Bank Indonesia had assigned Peruri to print the banknotes. “It has been done this way for years.”
He said Peruri’s name and the year of printing were printed on the banknotes.
The launch of the new banknotes and coins was attended by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and Bank Indonesia Governor Agus Martowardojo in Jakarta on Dec 19.
The new currency features a number of national heroes: president Sukarno, vice president Mohammad Hatta, Djuanda Kartawidjaja, Sam Ratulangi, Frans Kaisepo, Idham Chalid, Mohammad Hoesni Thamrin, Tjut Meutia, I Gusti Ketut Pudja, TB Simatupang, Tjiptomangunkusumo and Herman Johannes. (jun)