PKS wants Yudhoyono's understanding on Bank Century case

The Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) expects President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to understand that the party's decision to announce the names of those most responsible in the Bank Century bailout case is for the sake of the coalition.

"Mentioning names is inevitable based on the facts we have found," PKS chairman at the House of Representatives Mustafa Kamal told reporters in Jakarta on Tuesday.

The bailout is considered controversial as it ballooned to ten times its original estimate, to Rp 6.76 trillion (US$716 million).

Finance Minister Sri Mulyani and former Bank Indonesia governor Boediono, now vice president, approved the bailout in November 2008.

Yudhoyono's Democratic Party members were unhappy with their coalition partners who insist on naming Boediono and Mulyani as those most responsible for the bailout.

The PKS is one of the government coalition parties along with other parties including the Golkar Party, the United Development Party (PPP), the National Mandate Party (PAN), and the National Awakening Party (PKB).

Democratic Party secretary-general Amir Syamsuddin considered coalition partners that took a different stance as showing signs of disloyalty.