President orders police chief to solve suspicious accounts
Mon, July 5 2010 16:21 | 746 Views
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has ordered National Police Chief (Kapolri) Bambang Hendarso Danuri to tackle the case of several Police top officers reported to have huge amounts of money in their bank accounts.
Gen. Pol. Bambang Hendarso Danuri. (ANTARA News)
Speaking before chairing a limited cabinet meeting at his office here on Monday, President Yudhoyono said the police chief should make every possible effort to check the truth of the report and, if it was true, to clarify the matter and prevent the recurrence of similar cases.
The president said on the occasion he had received many messages from the people who wanted to know the truth of the reports and how the officers had gained such wealth.
"Please do handle the case, tackle and manage it appropriately," the president said.
The head of state asked the Kapolri to impose sanction without hesitation to the Police top officials who were later found guilty of having that suspicious accounts.
But the National Police Chief Bambang Hendarso Danuri refused to form a special team to trace the alleged ownership of suspicious accounts entailing a number of Police top officials.
Bambang said the case was Polri`s internal affairs.
"That is Polri`s internal affairs and therefore I do not agree on the formation of a special investigation team, because I have my own team," Bambang said.
Besides mentioning the suspicious accounts, President Yudhoyono said the issues related to politics, legal, security, economy, and people`s welfare would also be discussed in the limited cabinet meeting.
The president also reminded the ministers and state officials who were responsible in law enforcement field to professionally go about their duties.
President Yudhoyono also reiterated his commitment not to making intervention in the law enforcement field.
In the limited cabinet meeting, the president also asked the report from related ministers about the selection process of the candidates of Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) leaders and the members of Judicial Commission.
Editor: Priyambodo RH
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