Jakarta, Jubi – A bribery case involving the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) and the Village Ministry, the Development of Underdeveloped Regions and Transmigration (Kemendes PDTT) in the pursuit of an unqualified opinion (WTP) in the ministry’s financial report, undermines public confidence in purity to obtain Predicate from BPK.
The allegations also came from Mimika community leaders who had been the Acting Regent of Mappi and Mimika, Athanasius Allo Rafra, who suspected BPK’s decision in giving the WTP opinion to the provincial and district government’s financial reports.
Allo Rafra said it has become a public secret that regency government (Pemkab) and city government (Pemko) in Papua is difficult to make accountability report of local financial management for various reasons.
People feel there are many problems with the management of government projects or programs implementation which receive enormous budget allocations.
If in the end, BPK came with the decision of giving WTP, of course this is questionable. “What is up,” he said.
If there are briberies in Jakarta in the case of giving opinion for WTP by BPK to the financial management report from the PDTT Ministry of Village, it is probable that the practice is similar in the (Papua) regions. Moreover, Papua, said former Head of Bureau of Governance of Papua Province who had served as Chairman of Commission A of DPRD Mimika, is quite difficult in conducting supervision because it was hit with geographical, characteristic and other constraints.
Allo Rafra accused BPK for only focus on administrative completeness in the local government financial management report without accompanying physical examination in the field.
WTP or “unqualified opinion” is the highest predicate in BPK’s opinion on the financial statements of each agency. Under the WTP there are WTP with explanatory paragraphs (WTP-DPP), fair with exception (WDP) or “qualified opinion”, unfair opinion or “adverse opinion”, and also no disclaimer.
Chairman of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Agus Rahardjo on Saturday (May 27) explained the results of the previous day’s hand-held operation of a number of BPK and Kemendes PDTT officials that allegedly given bribery by Inspector General Kemendes PDTT Sugito to Major BPK Auditor Rochmadi Saptogiri to change WDP status becomes WTP.
In Rochmadi’s working room was also found money Rp1, 145 billion and 3,000 US dollars that have not been known in connection with any case.
The KPK, meanwhile set up four suspects consisting of two bribers namely Sugito and Jarot Budi Prabowo, and two recipients of bribes namely Rochmadi Saptogiri who is the echelon I official in BPK and BPK Ali Sadli.
Suspicion of the bribery behind the giving of the WTP opinion by the BPK to a number of local governments in Papua is increasingly prominent due to the recognition of people who have been audited by BPK auditors that they are meeting outside Papua such as in Bali, Semarang and Jakarta.
Allo Rafra claimed to have heard such information. Later upon completion of the examination of a group of local work units (SKPD), the examined person meets with the examiner at a certain place outside Papua.(*)
Editor: Zely Ariane