Head of BPK to Report State Losses of Rp2.66 Trillion
Indonesian Audit Board (BPK), led by its Head Moermahadi Soerja Djanegara, was received by President Joko Jokowi Widodo at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, on Thursday (5/4) afternoon to report the 2017 Second Semesters Audit Results Summary (IHPS).
A press release distributed after the meeting mentioned in general on period 2005-2017 BPK reported 476,614 recommendations were given to the investigative entities valued of Rp303,63 trillion. From the total value, 348.819 (73.2%) meet the recommendations in amount of Rp151.46 trillion, stated the press release.
A monitoring has showed, state/regional losses are set in amount of Rp2.66 trillion in central government, regional governments, State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs), and Regional-Owned Enterprises (ROEs). A specific monitoring at central government showed state losses in amount of Rp719.6 billion with its installment of Rp24.64 billion (3%), repayment in amount of Rp91.67 billion (13%), and write off in amount of Rp48.5 billion (7%). Remaining losses in central government was Rp554.79 billion (77%), as it was mentioned in the BPKs press release.
With regard to the meeting, Head of BPK Moermahadi Soerja Djanegara stated that the meeting was pleasant, they discussed, then the BPK handed over second semester IHPS, and there were some points raised which were the same with BPKs points to the House of Representatives (DPR) and the Regional Representative Council (DPD). The President paid attention to the given points, such as Social Security Provider Body (BPJS) for the Health issues, medicines, teacher issue, teacher potential, food import, we presented and discussed it with the President. Our recommendation system will be improved, when to import it, the data must be matched with Ministry of Agriculture and related ministries, Moermahadi said to the journalists after the meeting.
As for food import, according to the Head of BPK, the President told to make the data in order. We have proposed that we receive import trade letter from Ministry of Trade, letter from Ministry of Agriculture or Ministry of Maritime and Fisheries Affairs must be proposed as well, the data must be the same, so it will be approved, Moermahadi explained. We only reported the progress. When we talk about the follow up on BPK investigation, it is much better now, we created a trend in BPKs report from 2005 until 2017 which were followed up to 73 percent, 19 percent was followed up but not follow exactly the recommendations, Moermahadi said while added, President Jokowi appraised it, and a task force has been made so all matter could be followed up.
On the occasion, President Jokowi was accompanied by Coordinating Minister for the Economy Darmin Nasution, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, and Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung. (RAH/ES) (EPI/YM/Naster)