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Jakarta Post

Bribery case smears govt’s budget review

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, May 29, 2017   /  08:05 am
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President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo (left) is accompanied by Vice President Jusuf Kalla after hearing the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) report on 2016 budget review at Bogor Presidential Palace on May 23. (Antara/Puspa Perwitasari)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo was recently in a buoyant mood after the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) declared his administration’s financial report status as unqualified, the first such appraisal for a government institution in the last 12 years. The report, presented to Jokowi at the Bogor Presidential Palace on May 23, gave an unqualified opinion on 74 out of 87 government institutions that the agency assessed last year. An unqualified opinion from the BPK on a financial report means that it fully complies with auditing standards. Responding to the BPK’s report, Jokowi has announced his target for all government institutions to be awarded an unqualified status by the BPK for its audit of the 2017 budget. But his exuberance did not last long, with the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) recently discovering possible bribery in the Villages, Disadvan...

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