President Jokowi Calls on PPATK, Police, Attorney to Increase Coordination Against Money Laundering

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 21 Maret 2016
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President Joko Widodo accompanied by Vice President Jusuf Kalla leads a limited meeting on money laundering, on Monday (21/3) afternoon, at the Presidential Office, Jakarta

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo wants his apparatus to take concrete steps to integrate reporting system and transaction analysis with tax report.

According to the President, monitoring on finance transaction will be much easier if related sides could integrate customer profile and taxpayer.

“In order to execute the violation of tax crimes and money laundering well, good synergy between the Government and law enforcement is the key,” President Jokowi said when presiding over a limited meeting on preventive and monitored measures on money laundering and tax evasion on Monday (21/3) afternoon, at the Presidential Office, Jakarta.

The President also asked the Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (PPATK), the National Police, Attorney, and Directorate General of Taxation (DJP) to increase their solid coordination, particularly when cases of allegation on tax evasion and money laundering arise.

“They have to work synergistically on the ground. We have to remove ego-sectoral which leads to friction and collisions in our law enforcement. Do not let law enforcers on taxation be afraid to implement their duties on the ground,” President Jokowi firmly said.

On that occasion, the President also asked Bank Indonesia (BI) and Financial Services Authority (OJK) to be involved in monitoring sectors prone to money laundering, be it in drugs, illegal trading, transfer pricing, and others.

The limited meeting was attended by Vice President Jusuf Kalla, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Luhut Pandjaitan, Coordinating Minister for the Economy Darmin Nasution, Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Puan Maharani, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Rizal Ramli, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Presidential Chief of Staff Teten Masduki, Minister of Finance Bambang Brodjonegoro, Minister of Trade Thomas Lembong, Minister of Industry Saleh Husin, Minister of State-owned Enterprises Rini Soemarno, Chief of Indonesian National Police (Polri) Gen. Badrodin Haiti, Chief of National Intelligence Agency (BIN)  Sutiyoso, Head of the Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (PPATK) M. Yusuf, and Chief of National Narcotics Agency (BNN) Budi Waseso. (FID/RAH/ES) (RAS/EP/YM/Naster)

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