Jakarta: The Audit Board of the Republic of Indonesia (BPK) is assessing the potential loss of the Indonesian Armed Forces Social Insurance Company (ASABRI). Temporary counts have assessed the losses have amounted Rp16 trillion.
"It is only an estimate. The BPK is gathering data and information that estimates the potential losses amounting between Rp10 trillion to Rp16 trillion," said BPK member Harry Azhar Azis when contacted on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.
However, the BPK still needs to deepen the information regarding the potential loss of the state from this SOE. Once collected, the BPK will send the data to law enforcement.
"(The data) Will be submitted to the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK)," he explained.
The KPK is still monitoring the development of corruption findings at PT ASABRI (Persero). The Anti-Corruption Institution is waiting for the BPK audit.
"We have to hear the explanation from BPK RI," said KPK Chairman Commissioner General Firli Bahuri on Monday, January 13, 2020.
The alleged corruption at PT ASABRI was revealed by the Coordinating Minister for Politics, Law and Security (Menko Polhukam) Mahfud MD. He pushed for this case to be processed by law enforcement.
"Yes, I heard that there was a corruption issue in ASABRI which might not be as crazy as the Jiwasraya (PT Asuransi Jiwasraya) case, above Rp10 trillion," Mahfud MD said on Friday, January 10, 2020.
According to him, the disclosure of this case was in line with President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo's desire that law enforcement focus on solving high profile corruption cases. He will report this to the KPK or Attorney General's Office.
He explained that the state-owned company had the task of serving the payments of retired military, police, and the Ministry of Defense personnel. If the allegations of corruption are proven, he considers this case very embarrassing.
"Soldiers who work tooth and nail, leaving the place for a long time, after retirement are miserable. That's the right of soldiers (pension fund)," explained Mahfud.