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Jakarta Post

Supreme Audit Agency announces potential state losses

  • Fedina S. Sundaryani

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, April 17, 2017   /   03:58 pm
Supreme Audit Agency announces potential state losses Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) chairman Harry Azhar Azis (right), accompanied by BKP secretary general Hendar Ristriawan, speaks to journalists at a press conference at the Presidential Office in Jakarta. (Antara/Puspa Perwitasari)

The Supreme Audit Agency's (BPK) latest investigative audit has estimated potential state losses and shortfalls stemming from violations of laws and regulations at Rp 12.59 trillion (US$949 million).

Meanwhile, the figure of potential losses based on the investigative audit of the second half of 2016 reached Rp 19.48 trillion, said BPK chairman Harry Azhar Azis on Monday

He said that 1,205 findings worth Rp 1.37 trillion had clearly led to state losses, while 329 findings worth Rp 6.55 trillion had potentially led to losses.

“Meanwhile, 434 findings indicated a state revenue shortfall of Rp 4.66 trillion," he said after his meeting with President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta.

(Read also: Poor reporting, irregularities cause state losses: BPK)

Harry pointed to three main problems causing irregularities: a lack of integration of regional health care into the state health care system, a lack of coordination between the central government and regional administrations in education and a lack of monitoring of taxpayers. (bbn)