Police Question BCA Chief in Payment Gateway Graft Case

Former deputy justice minister Denny Indrayana is under police scrutiny for his alleged role in a graft case involving Indonesia's largest private lender, Bank Central Asia. (Antara Foto/Sigid Kurniawan)

By : Jakarta Globe | on 10:38 AM May 21, 2015
Category : News, Corruption

Jakarta. Indonesian police on Wednesday questioned the head of one of the country's biggest private banks as a witness in a corruption case involving former deputy justice minister Denny Indrayana.

Brig. Gen. Ahmad Wiyagus said the National Police's detectives' unit had questioned Jahja Setiaatmadja, the president of BCA, in connection with an online payment system set up for the Justice Ministry to collect feeas for passport services.

The so-called payment gateway project, which fell under Denny’s purview during this tenure at the Justice Ministry between 2011 and 2014, was aimed at modernizing the way Indonesians could request and pay for their passports.

The Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) alleges that Rp 605 million ($46,540) is unaccounted for in the financial report for the issuance of passports.

Denny, though, insists that case against him is part of the police's witch-hunt against officials sympathetic to the Corruption Eradication Commission, or KPK, with which the notoriously graft-ridden police force is embroiled in a long-running spat.

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