Now or Never
THE Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) should not hesitate to declare Sjamsul Nursalim suspect for misusing the Bank Indonesia liquidity Support (BLBI). This case has been left in limbo for too long in spite of investigators sufficient evidence to arraign the owner of the Gajah Tunggal company on the charges of corruption and collusion.
The KPK has named former head of the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA), Syafruddin A. Temenggung, suspect. Syafruddin was the public official who issued a clearance certificate for Sjamsuls debts to the state. An audit and investigation by the KPK discovered that the New Order businessman had, in fact, failed to complete his repayment obligation.
In 1998, the government provided BLBI for a number of banks with liquidity problems. When...