AGO continues to hunt down fugitives of BLBIi case

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Attorney Generals Office (AGO) is still hunting down fugitives of the Bank Indonesia Liquidity Support (BLBI) graft case.

Of course, the AGO will continue to hunt them down, Attorney General H.M. Prasetyo said here on Friday.

On October 17, 2006, the then Attorney General, Abdul Rahman Saleh, officially published the faces of 14 fugitives in the BLBI graft case.

The 14 fugitives of BLBI graft case include Sudjiono Timan, president director of PT Bahana Pembinaan Usaha Indonesia (BPUI), Eko Edi Putranto and Sherny Kojongian, directors of Bank Harapan Sentosa (BHS), Samadikun Hartono, president director of Bank Modern and Nader Taher, president director of PT Siak Zamrud Pusako, Bambang Sutrisno, vice president director of Bank Surya, and Andrian Kiki Ariawan, director of Bank Surya.

The others are Lesmana Basuki, Hendro Bambang Sumantri, Eddy Djunaedi, Ede Utoyo, Toni Suherman, Harry Mattalata alias Hariram Ramchmand Melwani, and Dharmono K Lawi.

Sherny Kojongian was flown to Indonesia last year after Interpol arrested him in San Francisco, United States.

Adrian Kiki Ariawan was extradited to Indonesia after the Australian High Court approved the Indonesian governments application for his extradition on December 18, 2013.

Responding to the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK)s move to reveal the BLBI case again, Prasetyo said he had thanked God for it.

"Of course, we thank God (for the move) to raise the case. The KPK has found irregularities in the realization of SKL (debt settlement letter). Of course, we will coordinate (with the KPK)," he said.

The KPK has named the former Chairman of the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA) Syafruddin Arsyad Temenggung as a suspect in the BLBI case. It also alleged that when Syafruddin held the post in 2004, he proposed the issuance of a debt settlement letter to Sjamsul Nursalim as a shareholder of Bank Dagang Negara Indonesia (BDNI).

Syafruddin proposed that the Financial Sector Policy Committee (KKSK) should approve the debt settlement letter by revising the process of litigating the obligors obligation into restructuring it by handing over assets worth Rp4.8 trillion to IBRA.

The result of the restructuring suggests that Rp1.1 trillion could be repaid, while Rp3.7 trillion was not discussed during the restructuring process. This means that BDNI is still obliged to repay Rp3.7 trillion.(*)