Now, the auditing is taken over by the central office."
Batam (ANTARA News) - The State Audit Board (BPK) is conducting a financial auditing on the Batam Free Trade and Free Port Zone Authority (BP Batam) which was usually audited by only the BPK branch office in the island.

"Yes, I have just received a report that a team of BPK from the central government is auditing the BP Batam. In the past, the BP Batam was auditing BPKs branch office here. Now, the auditing is taken over by the central office," BPK Chairman Harry Azhar Azis said in a text message to ANTARA News here Saturday.

The auditing is conducted on the financial accountability of the BP Batam in the January 1 - December 31, 2015 period, he said.

"It will be reported together with other financial reports of the central office," he added.

The auditing is carried out based on the law on BPK, he said.

Harry did not explain any links to the auditing with the statement of the Coordinating Minister of Political, Legal and Security Luhut Binsar Panjaitan who said the land allocation in Batam would be audited.

"There can be or cannot be a link with it. We decided to conduct the editing based on the BPK law," Harry said.

Luhut who held a meeting in Batam earlier said the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) and other relevant agencies will soon go to Batam to conduct auditing on the land allocation in the free trade and free port zone.

Editor: Priyambodo RH
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