Nat'l Police Chief Candidate Has No Suspicious Financial Transactions: PPATK


JUNE 21, 2016

Jakarta. There have been no suspicious transactions involving the bank accounts of National Police chief nominee Comr. Gen. Tito Karnavian and members of his family, the head of the government's money-laundering watchdog told lawmakers on Tuesday (21/06).

Tito, who is currently chief of the National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT), had 14 private bank accounts between 2004 and 2014, according to data acquired by the Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Center (PPATK).

Alongside the accounts, most of which have since been closed, the PPATK has also tracked four bank accounts belonging to Tito's wife and his three children, PPATK chairman Muhammad Yusuf said.

"There's nothing out of the ordinary from what we've traced," Yusuf told members of House of Representatives Commission III, which oversees legal affairs. "Also, there have been no complaints from the public."

Lawmakers are currently processing the candidacy of Tito, who was proposed by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo early last week to replace Gen. Badrodin Haiti, who will retire towards the end of July.

House Commission III is expected subject the former Jakarta Police chief to a fit-and-proper test on Thursday.