Jakarta – The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) ensures that it will track every asset belonging to a suspect in a case of alleged corruption in issuing a Certificate to Get Rid of Bank Indonesia Liquidity Assistance (SKL BLBI) Sjamsul Nursalim and his wife, Itjih Nursalim.
Asset tracking in order to map assets that will be seized to recover state financial losses of Rp 4.58 trillion due to corruption committed by the married couple.
“The process carried out at this time is asset tracing. So we track assets that are suspected of being related to the suspects and subject matter so that later the process will continue. KPK can maximize asset recovery because the calculated financial loss of Rp 4.58 trillion “It means that we hope that Rp. 4.58 trillion can be seized for the state and then returned to the community,” said KPK spokeswoman Febri Diansyah at the KPK Building, Jakarta, Tuesday (11/6/2019) night.
It is known, Sjamsul and Itjih have settled in Singapore since a few years ago. However, Sjamsul’s assets and business are still running in Indonesia. Sjamsul has a number of businesses in the property, coal and retail sectors.
One of them, PT Gajah Tunggal Tbk. Even though his name was not listed in the Gajah Tunggal company structure, Sjamsul was allegedly still in control of the tire producer company.
The KPK ensures tracking assets will not be hampered even though Sjamsul’s name is not listed in the organizational structure of Gajah Tunggal or other companies. This is because there is a beneficial owner or the real owner of a company.
“The assets can be of any kind and use anyone’s name. Moreover, we know that there is something called BO, beneficial owner , which can be listed or not listed in a company structure. KPK will also trace information on all information related to asset ownership, “said Febri.
The scope of the activities of PT Gajah Tunggal Tbk, which is marketed on the stock exchange with the GJTL issuer code, covers the fields of developing, manufacturing and selling rubber goods, including all types of inner and outer tires, flap and rim tape and also manufacturers of tire and synthetic rubber fabrics .
GJTL manufactures and markets tires with the Zeneos and GT Radial brands. Not only that, Gajah Tunggal has a number of subsidiaries including PT Softex Indonesia (sanitary napkins), PT Filamendo Sakti (yarn producers), and PT Dipasena Citra Darmadja (shrimp farms, warehouse rental).
In addition, Nursalim also controlled the shares of Polychem Indonesia, previously known as GT Petrochem. Sjamsul is also thought to have a majority stake in Mitra Adiperkasa, the business houses a number of well-known brands such as Sogo, Zara, Sport Station, Starbucks, and Burger King. Not only that, Sjamsul also has shares in Tuan Sing Holding, a property company based in Singapore.
Febri is still reluctant to reveal Sjamsul’s assets that the KPK has identified. What is certain, said Febri, is the KPK’s tracking of Sjamsul’s assets in the interest of recovering state losses. Not only Sjamsul’s assets in Indonesia, the KPK will also work with other state institutions to track Sjamsul’s assets abroad, such as in Singapore.
“Basically, if there are assets which, for example, assets in Indonesia, there will be tracing. If information is found, there are also assets abroad wherever they are, it does not have to be in Singapore. It is also likely to be identified. the local state because the KPK cannot enter and carry out legal actions outside the jurisdiction of Indonesia. International coordination is necessary, “he said.
In fact, the KPK also opens space for people to convey if they have information about the assets of one of the richest people in Indonesia. The KPK ensures that it will follow up on any information relating to Sjamsul and Itjih’s assets.
“I think the community also has space and has the right to report or provide information, if there are assets suspected of being linked to these two suspects, which can then be explored further. The KPK provides space in public complaints or contacts the KPK at the call center 198, so that the money can return to the community, “he said.
It is known that the KPK has determined Sjamsul and his wife Itjih Nursalim as suspects in a case of alleged corruption in the issuance of SKL BLBI. This stipulation is a case development of the former Head of the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA), Syafruddin Arsyad Temenggung who has been sentenced to 15 years in prison and a fine of Rp1 billion to 3 months in prison by the DKI High Court in the appeal decision. In this case, Sjamsul and Itjih were allegedly enriched or benefited by Rp. 4.58 trillion. For a crime he allegedly committed, Sjamsul and Itjih were allegedly in violation of Article 2 paragraph (1) or Article 3 of Law Number 31 Year 1999 as amended by Act Number 20 of 2001 concerning Eradication of Corruption Crime juncto Article 55 Paragraph (1 ) 1st Criminal Code.