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AGO declares former BTN boss graft suspect

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, October 7, 2020   /   08:13 pm
AGO declares former BTN boss graft suspect Former Bank Tabungan Negara (BTN) president director Maryono file picture from 2017. (kompas images/Kristianto Purnomo)

The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) has declared former Bank Tabungan Negara (BTN) president director Maryono “HM” a suspect for allegedly receiving bribes from two of the bank’s borrowers thought to total Rp 3.13 billion.

AGO spokesperson Hari Setiyono said the office suspected that Maryono had received Rp 2.26 billion from PT Pelangi Putera Mandiri and Rp 870 million from PT Titanium Property, both property development companies. 

“Maryono’s role [in the case] as BTN’s president director at the time was to encourage the admission of loan facilities provided to the two borrowers that were not in line with the standard operating procedures implemented by BTN,” Hari said on Tuesday night, as quoted by kontan.co.id

Hari added that the bribes were given between 2013 and 2015. 

Titanium Property received Rp 160 billion in loans from the bank on Dec. 31, 2013.

A Rp 117 billion loan to Pelangi Putera was moved from Bank Pembangunan Daerah (BPD) East Kalimantan to BTN’s Samarinda branch on Sept. 9, 2014. 

After the Pelangi Putera loan was transferred to BTN, according to the AGO, it was restructured numerous times: on July 29, 2016, Oct. 18, 2017, and Nov. 30, 2018. 

"Prior to the [loan] transfer, Pelangi Putera had sent funds to HM’s son-in-law, Widi Kusuma Purwanto, worth Rp 2.26 billion. The Rp 870 million from Titanium Property was also received by Widi,” Hari said. 

In addition to Maryono, the AGO declared Pelangi Putera president director Yunan Anwar a suspect after investigating both men on Tuesday morning. 

Titanium Property president director Fadjri Albanna was questioned on Monday but did not show up to the AGO the next day. (ydp)