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PPATK deputy chief Dian Ediana Rae sworn in as new chairman

  • Dyaning Pangestika
    Dyaning Pangestika

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, May 6, 2020   /   04:10 pm
PPATK deputy chief Dian Ediana Rae sworn in as new chairman Dian Ediana Rae is sworn in as the new chairman of the Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Center (PPATK) on Wednesday. He will serve as PPATK chairman until the end of his predecessor's term in 2021. (JP/Edwin Dwi Putranto/Republika/Pool)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo inaugurated on Wednesday Dian Ediana Rae, formerly deputy chairman of the Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Center (PPATK), as the agency’s new chairman.

Dian succeeded the late-chairman Kiagus Ahmad Badaruddin, who passed away on March 14 at 62 years old. He will lead the agency for the remainder of Kiagus' term, slated to end next year.

President Jokowi inaugurated Kiagus and Dian as PPATK chairman and deputy chairman in 2016.

Speaking to journalists after the inauguration ceremony, Dian said he would stick to the late-chairman’s policies. He added the President had instructed the PPATK to pay attention to ongoing issues that could affect the country.

“He has concerns about corruption and terrorism, as well as other matters that are related to our duties,” said Dian.

He added he would intensify cooperation in the fight against financial crime between his agency and other law enforcement bodies, including the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), the Finance Ministry’s Taxation Directorate General as well as the Attorney General’s Office.

“We will try to help speed up the asset recovery process [for assets lost in such crimes] this year. If the state suffered financial losses due to corruption, we can recover the lost assets obtained through other crimes such as illegal logging and fishing,” said Dian.