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Jakarta Post

House to form committees to probe Jiwasraya scandal

  • Ghina Ghaliya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, January 15, 2020   /  09:17 pm
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Former president director of PT Asuransi Jiwasraya Hendrisman Rahim wears a detention vest after a questioning at the Attorney General's Office in Jakarta on Tuesday.(Antara/Dhemas Reviyanto)

The House of Representatives will set up working committees tasked with investigating alleged corruption at state-owned insurer Asuransi Jiwasraya, following the company’s default on policies that fell due for payment last year. House deputy speaker and Gerindra Party lawmaker Sufmi Dasco Ahmad was among the first to talk about the plan, saying the House would ask related commissions to set up working committees and look more into the case. House Commission VI overseeing state-owned companies, for example, will look into the performance of Jiwasraya and another state-owned insurance firm Asuransi Sosial Angkatan Bersenjata Republik Indonesia (Asabri) while Commission XI overseeing financial affairs will work to ensure affected policyholders get their money back.  Meanwhile, a working committee under Commission III overseeing legal affairs will monitor the work of the ...