Determined to keep abreast of affairs throughout the country, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyon has installed a 'situation room' at the Presidential Palace. (Antara Photo/Widodo S. Jusuf)

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."
"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Former Indonesian Tax Official Investigated Over Reported Suspicious Rp 70b Fund

Jakarta Globe, April 08, 2010

Bahasyim Assifie (58) - (Photo: MI / Ramdani)

In yet another blow to the Directorate General of Taxation, Jakarta Police have launched an investigation into a former tax official believed to have tens of billions of rupiah in the bank.

A Jakarta Police spokesman, Sr. Comr. Boy Rafli Amar, only referred to the former tax official as BA, but he is widely reported to be Bahasyim Assifie, a former tax directorate official who last week resigned from the National Development Planning Board (Bappenas).

According to police, one of his bank accounts was flagged by the Financial Transaction Reports Analysis Center (PPATK) for having suspicious activity.

Boy said police suspected the account was used for money laundering and that there could be other suspicious accounts. PPATK’s reports say there were suspicious flows of funds into accounts owned by family members.

“He may have divided his accounts,” Boy said.

Police refused to state how much money was in the accounts but reports put the figure at Rp 70 billion ($7.7 million).

“Yes, it involves tens of billions, but to be certain we have to await clarification from banking officials,” Boy said.

If true, the Rp 70 billion would dwarf the Rp 28 billion discovered in the accounts of Gayus Tambunan, the tax officer at the center of a money laundering, embezzlement and corruption scandal.

Police have not yet summoned BA, whose status is still that of a witness.

Boy said there was no reason to believe the case was connected to Gayus.

“I think this case is different and that there is no relation between Gayus and this case,” the police spokesman said.

On Tuesday, the head of the PPATK, Yunus Husein, mentioned a case involving a former high-ranking tax official with billions of rupiah in assets.

At the House of Representatives on Thursday, the National Police’s controversial former chief detective, Comr. Gen. Susno Duadji, gave evidence to Commission III, which oversees law and legislation, that he had received a report from the PPATK about an account belonging to Bahasyim.

“But during my term as the National Police’s chief detective, we didn’t find any crimes involving the account,” he said.

State Minister for National Development Planning Armida S Alisjahbana said on Thursday that Bahasyim had resigned at the end of March.

““Bahasyim had worked at Bappenas since May 2008. His previous post was at the Directorate General of Taxation, so when he resigned I issued a decree and my secretary sent a notice to the Finance Ministry on April 1,” Armida said.

Meanwhile, National Police investigators have begun summoning other tax officials who allegedly worked with Gayus, a police source told the Jakarta Globe.

National Police spokesman Insp. Gen. Edward Aritonang said Gayus had already told investigators that several fellow workers from the tax office were involved in his case. “Yes, Gayus talked about his network at the tax office,” he said.

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