Life sentence in Jiwasraya case, BUMN Staff: Warning of All Parties

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The BUMN Ministry considers that the sentence of life imprisonment for the four defendants in the corruption case on financial management and investment funds in PT Asuransi Jiwasraya (Persero) is a warning to all parties.

Warning for all parties that the management of BUMN must be carried out clean and well, “said special staff to BUMN Minister Arya Sinulingga in Jakarta, Wednesday 14 October 2020.

The life sentence for the defendants in the Jiwasraya case, Arya continued, shows that the clean-up steps in the BUMN environment are going well.

“So what the BUMN ministry considered a few moments ago, until reporting to the prosecution turned out to be a true process. What the SOE ministry did were steps that were proven in court,” Arya said.

The ministry, he said, will continue to monitor the progress of the Jiwasraya case and hopefully produce the best. “If it is harmful to the government and the state, it will be punished in accordance with applicable laws,” said Arya Sinulingga.

Earlier, expert on corruption and money laundering at Pakuan University, Yenti Garnasih, said the judge’s ruling in the Jiwasraya case was extraordinary and deserved gratitude. However, the public still needed to monitor the verdict because the defendants could still take other legal action.

“This decision is very bombastic, very spectacular. There is rarely a maximum sentence for a criminal act of corruption. However, keep in mind that this decision is not yet inconsistent (with permanent legal force),” Yenti said.

The judicial panel at the Court of Corruption in Jakarta sentenced Hendrisman Rahim to life because he was proven to have committed corruption that caused the loss of Rp 16,807 trillion in government finances in cases of corruption in the management of funds and use of investment funds in PT Asuransi Jiwasraya (Persero).

Apart from Hendrisman, three other defendants, namely Jiwasraya Finance Director for the period January 2013-2018 Hary Prasetyo, the head of Jiwasraya 2008-2014 Investment and Finance Division Syahmirwan and the director of PT Maxima Integra Joko Hartomo Tirto were also sentenced to life imprisonment.

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