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KPK hunts tycoon Sjamsul Nursalim in BLBI bailout case

  • Kharishar Kahfi
    Kharishar Kahfi

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Tue, October 1, 2019   /  03:08 pm
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Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) deputy chairman Laode M. Syarif (center), accompanied by another deputy Saut Situmorang (left) and KPK spokesman Febri Diansyah speaks during a press conference on the new suspects related to graft in the disbursement of Bank Indonesia Liquidity Support (BLBI) at the KPK headquarters on June 10.(Antara/Reno Esnir)

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has put Sjamsul Nursalim and his wife Itjih Nursalim, suspects in a graft case pertaining to Bank Indonesia Liquidity Support (BLBI) funds, on the most-wanted list. Sjamsul, the owner of Bank Dagang Negara Indonesia (BDNI), and Itjih were named suspects for their alleged involvement in a corruption case related to irregularities surrounding the BLBI disbursement. The case caused Rp 4.58 trillion (US$321 million) in state losses. “The KPK had sent a letter to the National Police’s Criminal Investigation Department chief requesting that both suspects be included on the most-wanted list,” the commission spokesperson Febri Diansyah said in a statement. The antigraft body previously named Sjamsul and Itjih suspects on June 10. Read also: KPK names Sjamsul Nursalim, wife suspects in BLBI case Since then, graft busters...