There's no report yet. We're still investigating first
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Sufmi Dasco Ahmad has urged the police to thoroughly investigate the alleged misuse of public funds by Fast Action Response (ACT), a social organization.

"Not just ACT, if there is misuse of people's funds, obviously, we are concerned and it must be investigated thoroughly. Because people expect that the funds are used for the interests of those in need," Ahmad said at the Parliament Complex, here on Tuesday.

He then called upon law enforcement personnel to take the allegations of public fund misuse seriously. He assured that Commission III of the House of Representatives will take part in monitoring the investigation.

"We also urge the public to not speculate things in regard to this case. Just leave it to law enforcement personnel. We ask law enforcement personnel to thoroughly investigate this case," he remarked.

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Ahmad said that an audit of the ACT will be conducted following the allegations of public fund misuse. The police will work with the Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Center (PPATK) on the case, he said.

“Then, whether (ACT) is disbanded or not, it depends on the results of the investigation by the police," he added.

Ahmad pointed to the possibility of the House of Representatives creating a draft law regarding charity, which will be submitted in accordance with the standard operating procedures.

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The police have launched an investigation into the case by collecting data and witness accounts.

According to head of the public relations division of the National Police, Inspector General Dedi Prasetyo, the criminal investigation agency is conducting an investigation, though no formal report has been filed by the public yet in connection with the case.

"There's no report yet. We're still investigating first," Prasetyo said.

According to a transaction analysis conducted by the PPATK, there were indications of misuse of funds as some funds were withdrawn for personal use, which are suspected to have been utilized for illicit activities, PPATK head Ivan Yustiavandana said on a separate occasion.

He further said that his administration has been conducting an analysis of the social organization's financial transactions for a long time. The results of the analysis have been submitted to law enforcement agencies, including the Special Detachment 88 of the National Police and the National Counterterrorism Agency.

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Translator: Imam B, Mecca Yumna
Editor: Fardah Assegaf
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