Supreme Audit Agency Submits Audit Results to President Jokowi
Date 14 Mei 2020
The Head of Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) Agung Firman Sampurna on Thursday (14/5) has delivered the second-semester audit results (IHPS) from last year to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo at the Presidential Palace.
“We have submitted the IHPS to the President. We are supporting the Government’s measures to deal with the pandemic and mitigate the post-pandemic risks. Thus, we will submit the results of state finances management review in facing the COVID-19 pandemic,” Agung told the reporters after submitting the second-semester audit results (IHPS).
According to Agung, the IHPS is a summary of 71 audit reports from the Central Government, 97 from regional governments, city-owned enterprises and regional public service agencies, and 20 from state-owned enterprises and other agencies.
“The report includes the results of the financial statements of the foreign debt agreement. We have highlighted several things in the report, including three thematic performance inspections,” said the head of the BPK.
On that occasion, Agung also said that the BPK disclosed 4,094 audit findings containing 5,480 financial irregularities, including 971 (18 percent) findings related to internal control system.
“18 percent of audit findings related to internal control system, 1,725 (31 percent) related to legal violations worth Rp 6.25 trillion, and 2,784 (51 percent) related to inefficiency and ineffectiveness which may cause Rp 1.35 trillion in state losses,” Agung stated.
Agung further said that there are 1,270 (6.25 percent) legal violations of 1,725 issues.
“There is a state loss of Rp 1.29 trillion from 709 audit findings, a potential loss of Rp 1.87 trillion from 263 audit findings and shortfall in state revenue of Rp 3,609 trillion from 298 audit findings. This the results of the inspections we executed,” Agung added.
Besides the state financial management, he added, the Government also takes several measures to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 crisis.
According to Agung, the BPK has the authority in providing both recommendations based on audit findings and the input materials.
“The state financial management is directly performed by the Government since the BPK will not take part to manage the state finance. We will only deliver any possible risks and carry out risk-based inspection afterwards,” Agung said. (TGH / EN)
Translated by: Syarifah Aisyah
Reviewed by: Lulu Wuliarti