Budget cut plan for KPK is a warning: House deputy speaker

House of Representatives deputy speaker Anis Matta from the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) says the recent idea to cut the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) budget is a warning for the antigraft body to be more serious in handling the Bank Century bailout.

"Initially, the KPK wanted an audit to be conducted on the Bank Century bailout, but when the audit is published we can see the commission is reluctant to follow it up," he told reporters at the House on Monday.

"The KPK needs to investigate the case more seriously to maintain the public trust on its image, which has been considered as trustworthy," he added.

The Bank Century case revolves around a bailout that ten folded to Rp 6.76 trillion (US$716 million). It was authorized in November 2008 by the then Bank Indonesia governor, Boediono, now Vice President, and Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati.