Long Way to Go for KPK to Resolve Century

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) cannot conclude its investigation yet regarding the suspicion of corruption on the Century Bank bailout.

Commission III asked regarding the investigation of Century Bank. Answering the question, the KPK admits that the investigation is ongoing intensively. Currently it's on the indepth stage.

"Indepth inquiry is still ongoing and the result cannot be concluded yet. According to the KPK regulations, there should be at least two substantial evidences that can be acted on for investigation. In this stage it takes a long time so as to give the impression that it's slow," said KPK deputy chief Chandra M. Hamzah during a public hearing before the Commission III, at the House of Rep. building, Jakarta, Monday.

Chandra stated that since the KPK received the investigative audit from the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) last November, it has issued an investigation letter.

A number of coordination have been done with the BPK, Capital Market and Financial Institutions Supervisory Agency, and the Financial Transaction Analysis and Report Center. The KPK has also obtained the statements from 14 Bank Indonesia officials, seven from the Deposit Insurance Agency, and two from the Department of Finance.