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KPK to reveal details Friday on 'latest BPK auditor arrest'

  • Moses Ompusunggu

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, September 22, 2017   /   11:29 am
KPK to reveal details Friday on 'latest BPK auditor arrest' The Corruption Eradication Commission headquarters on Jl. HR Rasuna Said, South Jakarta (JP/Wienda Parwitasari)

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) will make an announcement on Friday afternoon regarding its latest bribery investigation that implicates an auditor with the country's top financial monitoring agency.

The anti-graft body's investigators have arrested an auditor of the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) on suspicion of bribery, as reported by tempo.co on Thursday. According to the news outlet, the auditor, identified as SK, was reported to have received a Harley-Davidson motorcycle as a "gift" from employees of PT Jasa Marga, in exchange for ignoring financial irregularities at the state-owned toll road operator.

"A press conference will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, at the KPK headquarters," spokesman Febri Diansyah said on Thursday.in response to questions about the reported arrest.

Febri added that the KPK's relationship with the BPK would "always be strong and good" because the two agencies cooperated on many joint anti-corruption measures.

The BPK has been in the spotlight following a recent bribery case implicating two of its auditors, Rochmadi Saptogiri and Ali Sadli. The auditors, who are now facing trial, were arrested by the KPK in late May on suspicions of accepting bribes from two high-ranking officials at the Villages, Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration Ministry in return for the best audit level of "unqualified opinion" on its 2016 budget report. (kuk/ipa)