Jakarta, CNN Indonesia —
The chairman of Commission III of the DPR, Bambang Wuryanto alias Bambang Pacul, admitted that he rejected the proposal to form a special committee or special committee to investigate the alleged money laundering in transactions of IDR 349 trillion at the Ministry of Finance.
Pacul said that the task of investigating the case was the authority of the Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs. According to him, this has been strictly regulated in Presidential Regulation Number 117 of 2016 concerning the Committee for the Prevention and Eradication of ML.
“The Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs is the one who must carry out the audit, consolidate it. So Bambang does not agree with the special committee, today,” said Pacul, Wednesday (23/9).
This statement was made by Pacul in a general hearing of Commission III of the DPR with the Chairperson of the TPPU Prevention Committee who is also the Coordinating Minister for Politics, Law and Security Mahfud MD. The meeting discussed the continuation of the polemic regarding financial transactions of IDR 349 trillion at the Ministry of Finance.
On that occasion, Pacul also highlighted the authority of parties entitled to receive periodic reports from PPATK. Referring to Law Number 8 of 2010, only two institutions are entitled to receive reports from PPATK, namely the President and the DPR.
“Only to two institutions. Who is it sir? It was conveyed to the President and the DPR and that was Commission III,” said Pacul.
PPATK should have consolidated before submitting reports on the results of financial analysis to a number of other institutions, both the Ministry of Finance, the KPK, or the police.
The consolidation is under the direction of the Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs as the commander referring to Presidential Decree 117 of 2016,
“The first step is the commander. Who is the commander, it’s clearly written, in the Perpres letter, the commander is the Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs,” said Pacul.