Jakarta: The State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Ministry confirmed that Garuda Indonesia finance director Fuad Rizal was appointed as Garuda Indonesia acting president director. It revealed that his appointment was also supported by the Transportation Ministry.
"We agreed with the Transportation Ministry. The finance director was appointed as the acting president director," SOEs Minister's Special Staff Arya Sinulingga said here on Friday, December 6, 2019.
Arya said that Fuad is a clean figure. He revealed that he was not involved in the smuggling case of Harley-Davidson motorcycle and Brompton bicycle using Garuda Indonesia aircraft.
His name is not in the passenger list. We want to maintain Garuda's operations," Arya remarked.
SOEs minister Erick Thohir Erick Thohir earlier decided to remove PT Garuda Indonesia Tbk President Director I Gusti Ngurah Askhara Danadiputra. He revealed that Ashkara systematically smuggled the motorbike and bycyle to Indonesia.
"With that I as the Ministry of BUMN will dismiss Garuda's President Director," said Erick Thohir at the Ministry of Finance Office, Jakarta, Thursday, December 5, 2019.
According to reports, Ashkara instructed someone to look for a classic Harley-Davidson motorbike in 2018. When the motorbike has been obtained, payment is then made through banking transfer to the Garuda Indonesia Finance Manager in Amsterdam in April 2019.
"This is a whole process in the BUMN. Not individually but as a whole," Erick noted.