Former Minister Questioned Over BLBI Case

Surya Perkasa    •    10 Juli 2017 16:59 WIB
Former Minister Questioned Over BLBI Case
Illustration (Photo: Ant), Jakarta: The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on Monday questioned former state-owned enterprises minister Laksamana Sukardi over Bank Indonesia Liquidity Assistance (BLBI) graft case.

"He was summoned as a witness for a suspect," the KPK spokesperson Febri Diansyah said.

The Fomer National Bank Restructuring Agency (BPPN) head Syafruddin Arsjad Tumenggung was named as a suspect in the graft case last April. He was accused of issuing a release and discharge letter for BLBI debtor Sjamsul Nursalim in 2004.

The release and discharge letter was issued by BPPN without following the required procedure. The businessmen was given the all clear without paying the remaining debt.

BPPN issued relase and dicharge letters for BLBI debtors after the 1998 financial crisis. The policy was intended to protect cooperative BLBI debtors from legal charges.