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Jakarta Post

BPJS Ketenagakerjaan denies protecting board member

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, January 12 2019   /  01:36 am

The supervisory board of the Workers Social Security Agency (BPJS Ketenagakerjaan) denied on Friday that it had protected a former member from sexual-assault allegations, saying that it had no idea that the alleged incidents had taken place.

The former member, Syafri Adnan Baharuddin — who resigned earlier this month — was accused by a female colleague of rape and sexual harassment both inside and outside the office.

The board denied protecting Syafri, saying it had first heard about the case after receiving the complainant’s report to the National Social Security Council (DJSN).

“We in the name of the supervisory board of BPJS Ketenagakerjaan want to clarify the situation regarding our former member,” said Guntur Witjaksono, the head of the supervisory board.

“We, the board, are accused of intentionally protecting him following the allegations of...