The Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Mahfud MD has officially formed Money Laundering Crime Task Force (TPPU). The ML Task Force formed by Mahfud did not involve the KPK and BPK in investigating the alleged Rp. 349 suspicious transaction at the Ministry of Finance (Ministry of Finance).
Responding to this, the BPK said that BPK members were selected by the People’s Legislative Assembly taking into account the considerations of the Regional Representatives Council and inaugurated by the President. For this reason, each BPK member is considered to fulfill the requirements to carry out their duties and functions.
“To be elected as a BPK member, you must meet certain requirements in accordance with Article 13 of Law No. 15 of 2006. Candidates for BPK members are also announced openly to the public to obtain input from the public,” explained BPK in an official statement, Sunday ( 7/5/2023).
Meanwhile, regarding every case of violation of the code of ethics, such as the sale of WTP committed by a number of individuals, the BPK emphasized that it had formed an Ethics Council of Ethics to process the violation in question, including the cases that occurred.
“Every case of violation of the code of ethics related to an audit carried out by an individual violating the code of ethics, will be reviewed independently and objectively by a competent examiner and from another work unit that is not involved in the inspection by the person concerned,” said the BPK.
“The review is carried out to ensure that the results of related audits remain in accordance with the provisions of laws and regulations and the stipulated State Financial Audit Standards,” he added.
Apart from that, the BPK has also created a complaint center regarding violations of the code of ethics through e-ppid.bpk.go.id and the whistle blowing system at wbs.bpk.go.id. Therefore, now the community itself can report an act that indicates a violation that occurred within the BPK.
According to CNBC Indonesiapreviously one of the expert teams from the TPPU Task Force and former Head of PPATK, Yunus Husein, explained that the two institutions were not involved because their status, duties and functions were not directly related to the process of tracing odd transactions.
He said the KPK, for example, has the status of an independent institution, as stated in Article 3 of Law Number 19 of 2019. Therefore, it is impossible for this institution to be under the leadership of the Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Mahfud MD as Chair of the Committee.
Meanwhile, for the BPK, Yunus stressed, there was no investigative element in it, only auditors. Therefore, they will be involved when asked for the amount of state losses, while in the case tracing process they will not be included in the task force or committee structure.
On the other hand, he continued, as an institution, the integrity of the BPK is still questionable among legal experts. Because the fit and proper test of the BPK leadership is considered to be limited to the internal Commission XI of the DPR where most of the candidates come from their own friends, if not from their own friends, from outside, usually using money.
In addition, it was also conveyed that previously the BPK institution was often involved in cases of buying and selling Unqualified Opinions (WTP) on Central Government Financial Reports (LKPP).